We recently sang the Chris Tomlin song, “Amazing Love,” on a Sunday morning. That song always goes right to my heart. We hit the chorus and I am overwhelmed, “Amazing love, how can it be, that you my King would die for me. Amazing love, I know it’s true and it’s my joy to honor You, in all I do, I honor You.”
I get up in the morning. I see myself in the mirror. What is reflected back is the image of an old woman, white hair, wrinkles, turkey neck and a host of other not so pleasant descriptions. It is not what I see on the inside, but what others see on the outside.
What I sometimes see on the inside is perhaps even worse. I see someone who often allows anger or arrogance or impatience to emerge. I see someone who did not live as well as they could have. I see someone with some regrets and some things done right, some sorrows and some joys. I see someone who often fails, and I see someone who usually gets back up and tries again.
In other words, I see an imperfect human being. So that question in the song, “how can it be” that my LORD and my King would die for me oft times overwhelms. Why, LORD, would you die for me? I cannot comprehend why if I look only at myself through my own eyes.
But see that is the problem, looking at ourselves (inside & outside) only through our own eyes, or even the eyes of others or the world. Once we surrender to our LORD and Savior, we become the home of God’s Holy Spirit. He takes up residence within us. We are then to only view ourselves through the eyes of the One who loves us most and best. He sees us far differently than the world, the enemy of our soul, even our own flesh.
2 Corinthians 5:17: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.”
When my LORD sees me, He sees the new creation … not the old that has passed away. When we look at ourselves, we are to also see the new creation, not the old that has passed away. Glory!
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