Beloved, now we are children of God–1 John 3:2

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

Posted in Scandalous Grace.


  1. Betty, this is beautiful! It brought a smile to my face and heart! Thank you for letting my picture be a light and help you serve in His name. This will forever be cherished and I can’t wait to share it with my family and friends!

  2. This is very precious to my heart, Betty. This adorable, beautiful child of God is my baby girl. I knew the day this picture was taken that it would someday impact someone’s life in a special way, and I feel blessed to know that it was used to help shine the light of Christ. I look forward to seeing more of your inspirational blog posts!!

    God bless you always!

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