Dear Ones,
Hope you had a wonderful weekend!This morning I baked cookies and went to my dermatologist and also to my exercise class. We hope it doesn’t rain so we can get our walk in. Yesterday we saw two couples we knew on the trail and had fellowship together. God’s timing is perfect!
Devotionals from Judy’s heart
What do we see when we look in the mirror each morning? Do we see a person of incredible worth or do we simply see a nobody? How we view ourselves is very important and will influence the decisions we make in our day and our whole life. Some see themselves as beautiful and others perceive themselves as ugly; some feel they are funny and others sense they are boring; or maybe some consider themselves very intelligent while others see themselves as stupid. I was reading on Words of Life what Bobby Petrocelli had to say about how we see ourselves. He is a teacher, counselor, coach and motivational speaker and experienced many losses. He woke up one morning hurt and dazed as he found his wife dead from a crash through their bedroom wall by a drunk driver in a pickup truck. He faced so many challenges, as we also do, but he shares how we must live life with faith and love and hope. He wants us to know there is only one of us in the whole universe in all time, and we leave an imprint on the earth. There will never be anyone else quite like us and there are no nobodies, all are precious. We probably all grew up singing, “Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so”; or “Jesus loves all the children of the world, red and yellow, black and white, all our precious in His sight!” Each of us matters, each of us is precious and awesome. We need to go to the Word and read how God sees each of us, no matter if we fail. When you think of those closest to Jesus when He was here on earth, they all failed at times but He still loved and used them to change the world. As we watched the Celebration of Gen’s life on Saturday, we could readily see what a difference she made in the world around her. So many touched by her faith and love and zest for life. Jesus chooses each of us and we are precious to Him. He says in Jer. 31:3 (God’s Word), “I love you with an everlasting love. So I will continue to show you my kindness.” Each of us is loved and God has told us He is for us and is always with us. Maybe we need to sing the chorus again, “Yes, Jesus loves me! Yes Jesus loves me! Yes Jesus loves me. The Bible tells me so.”
Challenge for today: Look in the mirror again and thank Jesus for how He made you just so.
Blessings on your week and prayers and love, Judy