My sisters and I like going to flea markets and antique markets. We all have different interests and different things catch our eyes. We don’t do it as often now but it used to be a source of great enjoyment.
My older sister, Sara, and I liked dolls. We liked composition baby dolls from the “40’s and ‘50’s. We liked the ones dressed up really cute. We liked them because they are all different and unique.
I think I liked them because I didn’t get to keep any from my childhood because of moving so often and leaving things behind. That might be the reason Sara liked them, too.
I liked some drinking glasses and pitchers and glassware.
My younger sisters, Katrina and Sissy, liked household items from the past.
It always interested me as to what each of us was drawn to.
Katrina and Sissy might admire something like an old cookie jar with the top partially rusted. They looked at these old, imperfect items and envisioned what they could do with them and how they could make them beautiful and functional.
I was always astounded because when I looked at the same items, all I saw was old, broken down, rusted things that should have been thrown away.
As I pondered this, I thought how Katrina and Sissy were like the Lord in seeing what the items could become.
The Lord doesn’t see you as you are but, instead, He sees you as you can and will become.
He does not see you as others see you. He sees the worth and potential in you.
He does not see you as something that cannot be fixed or turned around or improved. Or something that is useless and worthy only of the trash.
Regardless of what you have done or have become, it is never too late to let the Lord change you from within. When you are changed within, it effects what you do on the outside – your actions.
You may feel you are like that old cookie jar with a rusted lid fit only for the trash. But you are wrong in thinking that.
Do not ever feel you are worthless! You have great value and worth. You are a treasure.
Your past actions do not have to define who and what you are.
Let this thought get into your being. Believe it. You are of value.
Each day is a gift. Remember, God sees you as someone to be treasured.
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