Right before Christmas a friend sent me a beautiful card to encourage me. The caption on the front read: “I only wish you could see what I see when I look at you.”
How sweet of her to think of me – for this card captured my attention. Take a good look and tell me what you see. .. … …. ….. ……
At first I saw a pretty peacock. Then, I saw an ugling white duckling. Finally after staring more – I saw the dancing princess. Inside the card she wrote lovely inspiring words. Wow! It reminds me of my walk with the Lord.
At first I saw myself as the pretty peacock. I wanted to spread my lovely feathers for all to see. That’s my spirt of self. It might look good on the outside, but not on the inside. Too much of me and not enough of Jesus. Then I saw myself as the ugly duckling. I began to see who I really was without Jesus – the ugliness of my own sin.
As I surendered my faults and flaws to Him, I saw myself as His princess. It’s not by my accomplishments, but by His transformation power accomplished on the inside through the cross of Christ. I wonder, how do you see yourself?
Thank you dear friend for this precious card – it’s lovely picture and kind words. I cherish it. Sometimes it’s not the big things, but the little things we do to serve others. You inspire me with this small gesture of sending a card -it speaks love to me.