"You were made in His image!!" We have become extremely calloused to this phrase. But do we really understand it? Can we even fathom being intricately design by the Creator of the sea, stars, and sun?
It can be overwhelming to just stare at His creation. As the sun rises and the waves roll in and out, we all begin to realize how big our God is. I mean, c'mon. Just take a look at that sunset. Unfortunately, my iPhone camera just doesn't do it justice. To see the sunset spread across the sky over miles and miles of beach and ocean was extremely humbling.
"For You formed my inward parts; You knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are Your works, my soul knows it very well."
I have dealt with a lot of self confidence issues in the past. (I am precious, honored, and loved.) Thankfully, over the years, I have discovered that my "beauty" lies in the truth of my salvation. Not in my reflection. It is really sad how strongly our culture runs off of the outward appearance. Just yesterday, while I was walking around a crowded event at the beach, a random guy made a comment about my weight. That's right. A complete stranger. After the shock wore off, I was quite sad. Not for myself, I know that what he was uncalled for and not true. But I was sad for him. Obviously, there was something inside of him pushing to put another person down. With all that being said, I'm better than that quick jab. I was knit together by the creator of that beautiful sunset. Every single part of me, He has divinely placed. Who am I to question Him? He has a special plan for me and it has nothing to do with my outward appearance or my physical attributes.