You will also be a crown of beauty in the hand of the Lord,
And a royal diadem in the hand of your God.
It will no longer be said to you, “Forsaken,”
Nor to your land will it any longer be said, “Desolate”;
But you will be called, “My delight is in her,” –Isaiah 62:3,4
For some of us, when we look in the mirror, we find it difficult to experience the obvious delight of a child who views herself as adorable.
We can only see the flaws and hear the taunts of “Forsaken” over the tremendous reality of God Himself calling us “Redeemed” (v. 12).
No wonder our Father asks us to “become like children” and reminds us that “the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.”
I look at the carefree, unhurried, joyfully exuberant face of this precious little girl and ask of Jesus, like the blind man on the road to Jericho, that He restore my sight to recognize and realize that I am beautiful in His eyes….
–Blessings Without Measure–Betty W McNeely
Photo used by permission of K. Fuller