"Rejoice, O highly favored daughter!" Luke 1:28
Although this was told to Mary by an angel, I imagine God saying this to us. I like the saying, "Always remember to wear your invisible crown." Indeed, if we really knew who we are, we would know that we really have invisible crowns. We are sons and daughters of the King of earth and sky, of the myriads of universes, of the seas and mountains, of everything created and every seen and unseen power. This King, our Father, values us so much, He sent His Son to die for us. Can we imagine being so valuable and precious, that someone would give their life for us?
Regardless of what we think of ourselves, the world's biggest failure, unlovable, worthless, or a loser, the truth is we are unimaginably loved. No matter how many times we sin, even if we fail at all our subjects in school, even if we are the worst parent, nothing, absolutely nothing can separate us from God's love (Romans 8:38). We are His children, heirs to all the promises in the Bible. If we do not realize that we are the apple of God's eye, we should delve into Scripture, write down all what our Father thinks of us, like Isaiah 43:4- "You are precious and glorious in my sight, and I love you!" Let us not waste a minute, a second, thinking otherwise!
When we know we are loved, we are free to love and bless others. We will be more generous and giving. The enemy knows this and that is why he wants to destroy our self image. He wants us to always think of ourselves first.
Lord, may I know who I am in Your eyes. May I not be so busy building up myself in other people's eyes, but instead may I know the truth that I am valuable and loved by You!