It definitely wasn't because I looked beautiful at the moment! In fact, I had just looked in the bathroom mirror and was struck at how horrible I looked. I actually couldn't quite remember if had brushed my teeth OR my hair that morning. I knew for sure that I hadn't applied ANY makeup! My clothing was very unimpressive (sweats and a t-shirt aren't the most flattering things in my wardrobe), and I just looked tired!
None of that mattered to my little guy, though. He wanted to show his love to me in spite of how I currently looked. To his little eyes, his mommy was beautiful simply because she was....mommy!
As I laid in bed that night, I was struck with this principle on a much bigger level....
The Lord knows what I look like on the inside. He knows how ugly my heart can be when it fills with pride and jealousy. He knows when I haven't taken time to fellowship with Him lately, and I can't hide ANY of my shortcomings from Him! But His Word tells me, "I have loved you with an everlasting love".
I don't have to look spiritually beautiful in order for my Heavenly Father to love me. Instead, He loves me simply because I am....me!
And that same God loves YOU simply for who you are!
This post is linked to Thought Provoking Thursday over at SomeGirl's Website!