None of us have it together.
The hubby with the graying hair and propensity for chocolate. The oldest son, crooked arm and procrastination bent. The next son, who sports a slightly tipped ear and drags his feet so very slow at times. Then there’s the girl, rounded belly and s-t-u-b-b-o-r-n. And the baby—not so much at nearly 5 feet—all gangly and just a wee bit manipulative.
They may not be perfect, but they are oh so loved. Not because of their exceptional beauty or accomplishments, but just because they are.
I am also loved. Even with my pale face, dry hands and control streak. I don’t understand it. But I’m loved nonetheless … by many and by One.
You, too, are loved. When you doubt, just listen.
Our Creator draws near and whispers “Beloved.” Not because we do much … or anything for that matter. Not because we are blemish free. Not because we deserve it.
We are the Lord’s beloved just because we are.
And that never changes.
“See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are” (1 John 3:1).
Q4U: Are there times you doubt you are loved? What is one thing you can do today to remind yourself that you are the Lord’s Beloved?
Yours in grace ≈
Linking with Lisa-Jo where a group of us write uninhibited for 5 minutes on a given topic. It is a wonderful exercise in letting the words flow. Click the button to check out more posts or consider linking up yourself. Today’s topic is “Beloved.”
Also linking with Bonnie at the Faith Barista for the Thursday Faith Jam: