The question is asked, "Is there anything more beautiful in life than a young couple clasping hands and hearts in the path of marriage? Can there be anything more beautiful than young love?"
And the answer is given. "Yes, there is a more beautiful thing. It is the spectacle of an old man and an old woman finishing their journey together on that path. Their hands are gnarled, but still clasped; their faces are seamed, but still radiant; their hearts are physically bowed and tired, but still strong with love and devotion for one another. Yes, there is a more beautiful thing than young love. Old love."
Who I am matters to me. It always has. But I've come to realize that my personal view of myself isn't really that accurate. Nope. Actually, my view is pretty much worthless compared to the view of the One who really matters; the One who sees me through the eyes of grace. It is how God sees me that really makes a difference. And when the choice is to see myself through my distorted view, or to see myself through the eyes of God, I'll choose God every time. And so, it is my identity in Christ that actually keeps me going, moving, living, loving.
I find that the more I experience His love for me, His view of me, the more I desire to treat others with kindness, love and hope. Maybe that's part of the problem with what's happening around us, this broken, disrupted world we live in? Maybe if people experienced the love of the One who's view truly matters then people would, once again, matter to each other?!
So, join me in doing your best to experience the view from God's eyes. For His view of me... of you... is really what should matter most. And then, take the time to view others the same. #brucesblog #jesuschangeseverything ... See MoreSee Less