This piece started out as a demo for two different videos over on Bible Stories from the Heart. (Which our new devotion is out on Amazon and starts this week! And you can watch both videos on our YouTube channel. ) I needed to show different ways to use washi tapes and then I went forward and made another video on a mixed media piece. At first it felt like a hot mess, and then it all came together in the end–and it felt like ME.
Sometimes, okay, most of the time, I feel like a hot mess. I feel like I just don’t quite fit in. I feel a little too loud, a little too boisterous, a little too short, a little too artsy, a little too wiggly, a little too annoying or needy, a little too—well different.
And then I remember. God created ME. He meant for me to be this way, and I am doing a good job of embracing that. God loves me and loves me well. And that is what really matters. He didn’t plan for me to be one of the people that blends in. I am not a brown sparrow. And if I am going to stick out even when I try to be a brown sparrow, well, heck, I might as well go all in and be peacock. Only smaller. Maybe a ruby throated hummingbird-tiny, constantly moving. Only too quiet.
I digress. See?
What matters is…understanding God made us all different on purpose. And He loves each of us uniquely and purely and completely. Do you feel that love? Do you understand the power of that? He loves you as YOU.
Can I get an Amen Hallelujah!