I just finished this long-overdue painting of my boys. Because my hands and eyes are rusty from not painting oil for a long period, this is not an easy start for me.
Often times I was frustrated and discouraged. I had to repaint some areas over and over. But in the end, I am fairly pleased with the final product.
When I thought about how my creator sees me, I am still amazed and sometimes in disbelief— that despite the rough and far-from-perfect image I see in myself, my God sees me as the lovely and wonderful child of God He has made.
Like my final painting is far different from the beginning and middle stages, He sees the final product I am meant to be.
Ephesians 2:10 tells us: For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works.
Yes, it’s hard to believe that the times we mess up, again and again, the times we don’t even like ourselves, the times we were broken and full of remorse, our God still loves, forgives, and cares about us as His precious newborn babies.
Let this truth sink in friends, hope it will refresh your heart today as it does to mine.