As I spent a few quiet moments with God the other day, I asked Him if He'd share something that He liked about me.
I felt I heard Him say, "I like how your face lights up when you think about Me."
Can you imagine how precious that was to hear? Oh my..... it spoke deep on the inside.
Earlier this morning, I got a Facebook message from a friend said her patient could 'see' Jesus in her friend.
My friend went on to say that for years she'd longed to be thought beautiful and to be told it by someone. Now, she was being told that she looked like Jesus to her patient. For anyone who loves Him, you will know just how affirming and meaningful those words really are.
I was delighted to respond to such a note... here is an excerpt:
Hi K---, Thank you for your lovely note. What a wonderful moment for you that your patient saw the beauty of Jesus in you. WoW! I can totally understand how that must have moved your heart; it touches me to read it.
Right now I 'see' Jesus gently cupping your lovely face with his hands... covering it with tender kisses...... how He loves your face. He likes how it lights up when you talk or think about Him. He sees your love for Him when He looks at your face. A woman in love is always beautiful... you are beautiful.
Here's something I do often with worship songs we sing. If they are love songs, I often image Jesus singing the words back at me. So that song we sang recently about Beautiful Face, Beautiful Eyes..... as I sang that to Him, He was singing it back to me. I found that so, so affirming.
Perhaps this is the day you might want to ask Him what He likes about you! You can trust that He will say something that is beautiful, kind, and loving. Because that's just how He does it.
With a gentle kiss atop thy head,