I just finished watching a local auto dealer’s television commercial featuring a small and not so good looking child. From the age of the dealer, who also appeared, she must be one of his grandchildren who he thinks is adorable. Through the years I have several times observed this same behavior of using little children in commercials. One can only draw one conclusion. Love really is blind. Love equals cute and cute demands to be displayed. Now, I would not know this from personal experience because my six grandchildren really are incredibly gifted mentally and physically. I only know this from my observation of other grandparents and their not so perfect grandchildren.
Thus it strikes me that our heavenly Father who is incredibly in love with us must therefore think we are good looking. If God was selling cars on planets across the galaxy for sure He would be using us in His commercials. So the next time you look in the mirror and are confronted with a host of physical issues like a gigantic nose or skin blemishes don’t be disheartened. God thinks you are beautiful and/or handsome. And when it comes to our characters He loves us so much once we ask for forgiveness He observes us as never having sinned. Now that is amazing. We become perfect in Christ.
I love being a Christian. It comes with such a vast array of benefits. Our guilt is removed, we are given eternal life, we are adopted into the heavenly family, we become citizens of His kingdom, we become princes and princesses of the universe and we are more splendid to look at than any movie star. So the next time you look in the mirror wink at yourself because you are so beautiful. Joe Cocker had it right.
Written by Roger Bothwell on June 21, 2016
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