Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Thoughts and Whatnots~

The girl walking through the airport in a princess dress has it right on.

With every step through the terminal, people smiled. On each flight, someone stopped to comment. With each moment, the young princess simply smiled and kept walking. As a silent observer (and bodyguard), I loved watching the reactions of the people as she walked by. Every one reacted in some way. As the little princess made her way, completely comfortable in her own skin, decked out for the ball, I enjoyed every moment of it. Sure, that little princess was my daughter. But it dawned on me, she was right on.

Too many of us do not understand who we are. We carry around the baggage of a life full of sadness and brokenness. Because of all the experiences, hurts and pains, we stopped seeking to understand who we are and who we are not. Along life's way, we simply accepted an identity for ourselves. We decided to see ourselves based on the broken projections of other people who do not understand who they are. And the cycle of a fallen humanity continues.

Then there is Yahweh. God tells us exactly who we are. We begin to understand who we have pretended to be and how that is warped. We understand who God created us and forgave us in Christ to be. We may not believe it. It is true nevertheless. We become part of the new creation. The redeemed people of God. We see ourselves and everyone else differently. The Spirit has given us vision.

Do you see why the young girl in the princess dress walking through the airport has it right on? Sure, she is not Cinderella or Snow White. She is not living a fairy tale. But she is a daughter of the King of kings and the Lord of lords. It doesn't matter if there is no Prince Charming (and I am sure glad for his sake
 or that there is no castle. She is not self-conscious or afraid. She just is... herself ... walking through the airport... in a princess dress.  Be still and know that I am God. - Psalm 46:10

This reminded my little brother of his sweet daughter Jaimie, as she and her new husband move to CA to begin their new lives.  It reminds me of many of us~  xo