Through Eyes of Love
Do you ever wonder what God thinks of you? How He sees you. We all know that when it comes to critics we are our own worst ones. We know exactly what our shortcomings are, the areas of our personality that have rough edges and exactly how they clash with other people. No one needs to tell us these things; in fact for the most part we are all too aware of them. So knowing these things it stands to reason that we can wonder what others think and what God thinks when He looks at us. Sadly we live in a world that teaches us to quickly judge, classify and label someone based on minimal or no data at all. We make assumptions based on physical characteristics, personalities and sometimes on nothing at all. How often have you walked the grocery store aisles or driven past someone and defined them and their value based on a look, what we assume is a reaction or other nebulous things? We can walk by someone who looks up at us and suddenly just “know” that they are annoyed, not a pleasant person or a myriad of other judgements. We often also make assumptions that they have made these like judgements about us. “Did you see the way they looked at me..? They don’t like me.“ this type of scenario plays through our minds all to easily. Even worse yet we carry this mentality toward God. We often think He is looking at us with judgement, just waiting to punish us. We many times don’t feel pleasing to Him. What if I told you I can tell you exactly how God looks at you? John 3:16 is an often quoted scripture but I think we often miss part of the meaning. The verse states “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” The part I think we overlook is the word so. Such a small word but such a big meaning. The word so is defined as an adverb meaning to such a great extent and as a conjunction it means therefore. If we look at the word in the context of the verse it means because of the great extent of God’s love for us He sent His only Son that we might be saved. So if you were to ask me how God views you the answer would be through eyes of love, in fact through the eyes of a great love and because of that great love He made a way for you to be in relationship with Him. The whole of the Bible is a love letter showing over and over how God desires to reach out to man because of His great love. If you have struggled with how you think God sees you remember that He always sees you through eyes of love.