I just had my picture taken. Really, no big deal, right? I'm doing some audio recordings and thought, hey—let's take a picture and I'll put it on my Facebook page. (I'm trying to become social media savvy woman.) So, a friend took two pictures.
Which I looked at and then deleted. You're not going to see them.
(I look like that? Bummer, man.)
I was not looking at myself through the eyes of Love. My old lenses of self-contempt and rejection had snuck back on my face. I didn't even realize it had happened. They are a familiar fit.
Oh, come, Jesus. I want to replace my out of date, cracked and unbecoming lenses with yours. I want, no I need, to see myself through your eyes. I choose to exchange my lenses of self-hatred with your lenses of mercy, truth, goodness, acceptance and love.
He says, "How beautiful you are, my Darling. Your eyes are like doves." How beautiful you are, my Darling. I am his Darling. He thinks I'm pretty! I can feel my heart begin to rise even as I dare to receive this divine exchange!
Oh, to see ourselves only through the lenses of our God's love. Yes and yes. That's worth posting. That's worth framing. That's worth believing.
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