Hooking up with Lisa Jo Baker for Five Minute Friday. Prompt: ordinary
I’ve seen you before. I’ve looked into your eyes when you’ve looked away.
I see your hurt. But I want to tell you something.
You matter. You are important.
Sure, it probably doesn’t mean a lot coming from me. But it’s true.
I’ve come to understand some things in a new light.
You aren’t what you think you are—ordinary. The truth is you can’t be.
The maker of everything we see created you.
Purposely he chose each of your features.
He didn’t just haphazardly choose that nose, that mouth. They were handpicked with you in mind.
He gave you that hair. Those eyes that others look to.
And see your hands? They are capable of helping those who are feeling low.
I see you. And I know you don’t feel special, but you are.
The same God who hung the stars in place and named each of them. The same God who fashioned each snowflake to be unique.
He’s the one who made you.
And if that was’t enough, he gave you His Son. He let Jesus be beaten and tortured so that one day when you saw it for yourself, you would believe it. You would hold onto him forever.
I’m talking to you.
You—in the mirror.