Thursday, May 22, 2014

I am beautiful on the inside

Source: Roxie Woodward
Should we have t-shirts that state, “I’m gorgeous inside?” Some of us would wear the shirt because we don’t fit cultural norms. We are introverts, unathletic, fat/skinny/short, flawed, sick, C-or-below-student, unemployed, prickly, quiet. 

Another group of shirt wearers would be those who only see gray or black inside themselves. They need to read the shirt. They feel shame. “I’m no good.” Maybe because of brain chemistry, maybe because of a rough childhood, maybe there has been a failure.

Truth is, we are made in the image of God (Imago Dei.) And God found us worth redeeming. To die for.

When you look in the mirror or on the face of another today, imagine yourself/them in this t-shirt. A shirt Christ wove in his life, death and resurrection. We are loved and inherently lovable and we cannot stop telling that story.

For we are a fragrance of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing; 2 Corinthians 2:15 (NASB)

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