God Has Designs on Me
CD disks are shiny silver. Reflective of the light or atmosphere around them. Most people simply throw them away when they’re no longer needed for their computer data. However, surely something so beautiful cries out to be used in some way – perhaps gathered into an art-design. Bottlecaps are ubiquitous, but more than that – they are fashioned wonderfully. Often made from inexpensive materials. Many are tossed out after being used to protect the contents inside bottles or jars. But their roundness, and sometimes ridgy modeled edges, may also contribute to the elements for design.
God sees the shiny silver places in us, even at times when we don’t think we have – or ARE – anything of lasting value. He knows that we, capable of reflecting his light, can remain both useful and beautiful. He sees the circling parts of us that we disdain as not being worth much. And then declares that we are “Accepted in the Beloved”, and “Adopted into God’s own family.”
The Lord may also re-color my habits, and traits until they’re most pleasing to him. Or maybe he’ll emphasize certain lines or character to bring out a whole new aspect of my life‘s design.
How incredible it seems, that the high God who created the spectacular universe also sees me, in Christ, as beautiful, wonderful. If I turn to him and trust his Word, he says he’s given me his robe of righteousness. He “joys over me with singing.” “We are gifts of God that he delights in.”
I’m so thankful that God Has Designs on Me!
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This post is shared with L.L. Barkat "Seedlings in Stone" and Laura Boggess' "Playdates with God"