Saturday, January 16, 2016

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made From Max Lucado, 
Every year tens of thousands of women attend the Women of Faith conferences. One reason they do is to hear words of comfort. After hearing one speaker after another describe God’s compassion for each of his children, an attendee sent this e-mail.

In the movie Hook, Peter Pan had grown up, become old and overweight, and looked nothing like the Peter the lost boys knew. In the midst of the boys shouting that this was NOT Peter, one of the smallest boys took him by the hand and pulled him down to his level. He then placed his hands on Peter’s face and proceeded to move the skin around, reshaping his face. The boy looked into Peter’s eyes and said, “There you are, Peter!” 

I brought a lot with me to Women of Faith, things that only God could see. But throughout the weekend I could feel God’s hands on my face, pushing away all of the “stuff ” I had brought. And then I could hear Him say, “There you are. There you are!” 

Shhh. Listen. Do you hear? God is saying the same words to you. Finding the beauty the years bury, the sparkle that time tries to take. Seeing you and loving the you he sees. “There you are. There you are.”

According to him you were “skillfully wrought” (Ps. 139: 15). You were “fearfully and wonderfully made” (Ps. 139: 14). He can’t stop thinking about you! If you could count his thoughts of you, “they would be more in number than the sand” (Ps. 139: 18). Why does he love you so much? The same reason the artist loves his paintings or the boat builder loves his vessels. You are his idea. And God has only good ideas. “For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago” (Eph. 2: 10 NLT).

1 comment:

  1. Brenda, this is beautiful. So thankful I stopped by.


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