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(Photograph by Edwin Redrino)

 

My heart was touched at the gesture of a fine young lady as she gently stroked the back of her older brother who was a special child. One could feel the genuine love she had for him and the sincere affection her brother must have felt in his heart for her action.

 

Most people tend to walk away from special people—either afraid or confused on how to react—but this young woman’s pure display of affection demonstrated to me what it means to have unconditional love. I felt a tremendous amount of respect for her and a tinge of sadness in my heart for I was once given a chance to handle a similar situation, but wasn’t able to respond the way she did. L

 

Later that day, it felt heartwarming to listen to her and my children sing a beautiful song about an individual’s worth. The first part of the song goes:

 

“All I need do is remember,

If ever I wonder if I am of worth,

Remember my Savior; what He did for me,

When He walked among men on this earth.

 

“Pain and unspeakable sorrow,

He bore for my sins there, in Gethsemane,

Then He gave up His life as He hung on the cross

And He did it all for me.

 

“For I am of worth, of infinite worth,

My Savior, Redeemer loves me.

Yes, I am of worth, of infinite worth,

I’ll be what He wants me to be.

 

“I will praise Him, I will serve Him,

I will grow in His love

And fulfill my divine destiny…”

 

(“I Walk By Faith Songbook,” by Janice Kapp Perry & Joy Saunders Lundberg)

 

 

Such a divine knowledge that we are all of infinite worth! J Yes, and perhaps even more so for special people around us! And although we may not know the answer to all the whys we have in this world, I trust that someday we will—and I so look forward to it! J

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(Photograph by Edwin Redrino)

 

We’ve installed a mirror against a blank wall in our home last week. I am delighted to see the reflection it makes of the opposite side of the room making the place appear twice as big as it actually is. Yet I believe that the most significant image that the mirror reflects is not the content of the room, but the image of the person looking through it.

 

They say, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” How important this truth is in terms of looking at our own individual worth. Sometimes the hardest thing to do is to lift one’s self when memories of our wrong choices and decisions harrow up our souls.

 

A very good friend once reprimanded me for beating myself up over some things I’ve done which I was not very proud of. She would have none of my (what she calls) “self-mutilation,” and reminded me that we were “friends without conditions, ifs or buts, period.” I was humbled by how she viewed me and how she helped me magnify my strengths instead of my weaknesses and shortcomings. 

 

There is One who sees us more than we could ever possibly see ourselves. He knew us even before we came here on earth and knows exactly what we are capable of becoming. He loves us beyond what our human minds can comprehend, so perfectly that He bought our fallen souls with His precious blood.

 

At times when looking through a mirror reflects images of self-doubt and worthlessness, we can find relief and certainty from His perfect love for we are of divine worth. He offers peace that “passeth all understanding.” How comforting it is to know that we can come to Him for healing and rest from the weariness of this world. He is indeed our Savior, our friend, our all.  

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