In the Word
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well (Psalm 139:14).
Of the Word
“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” is an oft-repeated phrase. Fortunately, God the Father looks at His dear children through the eyes of Jesus, the Savior and Redeemer of the world who suffered and died on the cross so that everyone could be saved. Our Heavenly Father, looking through the shadow of the cross, sees His children as forgiven. This “spiritual beauty” is much more important than any physical trait or characteristic.
In our world, physical appearance is very important, especially to young people. Children need to receive affirmation from their parents that they look nice, have a beautiful smile, or have a great sense of fashion. Most importantly, however, parents must assure their children that they have inner beauty because God has claimed them as His own.
Stretch your faith-filled parenting: Make an effort to compliment the appearance of your child each day. Be specific. Remind your child of the inner beauty that is a gift from God.
Walking with my Lord
Creating Father, thank You for sending Jesus to take away the stain of sin and making me clean and beautiful in Your sight. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Mustard Seed: Faith-Filled Parenting. Authors: Rev. Larry and Shari Miller. 26/32 ©2009 Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, 801 Seminary Place Ste. L010, St. Louis, MO 63105. www.lwml.org
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