Legalism demands perfection as a measuring stick.
(But, we are not perfect.)
HE CAME TO SET US FREE.
He came to bring good news to the poor, proclaim that captives be set free, give sight to the blind and set the oppressed free. (Luke 4:18)
GOD IS LOVE
(1 john 4:8)
Fear not. You are loved Perfectly by Him-
HE is the only perfection required.
LOVE DEFINES YOU.
He created you lovingly unique.
YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL.
He DESIRES you.
You are not defined by human standards
What your husband, wife, partner, friend or parent thinks of you,
The length of your skirt,
How often you read your bible,
How you pray,
The type of music you rock out to (or avoid),
The amount of cooking you do (or don't do),
The types of foods you give or don't give to your children,
Your children's education,
Whether or not you work in or out of the home,
The sacrifices you've made,
The number of children you have (or don't have),
Whether or not you are married,
How you look,
Where you come from,
What rules you follow (or don't follow),
(Add a million other standards here...)
You are defined by the greatest act of love imaginable.
He died for you.
He died to adopt you.
He died to cherish you.
If you were the only one on the planet,
Jesus would have died just for you.
YOU ARE LOVED.
as you are.
YOU ARE HIS CHOSEN ONE.
He's not comparing you.
His eyes are fixed on you with adoring love.
Fix your eyes on the One who sees you as His Treasure.
Inside and out.
The one WHO adores you
and all your scars.
He gave all to adopt you as HIS OWN beloved child!
Or anyone else.
and that only weighs us down and steals life from our hearts.
Do not compare yourself to that "perfect" other over there.
Mom's of many or moms of one or mom's with empty, deeply aching arms,
YOU are ONE OF A KIND and PERFECTLY
Have you seen His scarred Hands? His side? His heart?
Scars are His specialty
He's there with open redeeming and LOVING arms.
Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me...
He's loving you.
(2 Corinthians 12:9)
With LOVE, we are better together.
Let's laugh together so hard we can't breathe.