Have you ever been curious as to how others see you? If R. H. ever wondered this, the kids in our youth group have helped him out by drawing pictures of him on the whiteboard in my office. I absolutely love these pictures. They are all a little different, but you can clearly tell who they are supposed to be. There is a picture of him smiling, one of him yelling “QUIET”, and even one of him in sunglasses. I love how each picture shows how the artist views him, whether it be the disciplinary, the cool guy, or the happy, go-lucky guy.
I know that for myself, I can often get caught up on how others may see me. This is something that I have had a hard time with since I was young. I remember talking to my parents about it throughout my teen years, I think that’s when it was the worst. They read me the story of David being anointed as king from 1 Samuel. There is a great verse in chapter 16 about God looking at the heart, while man looks at the outward appearance. As I continued to grow up, this verse stayed with me whenever I would get hung up on thinking too much about what others thought of me.
As I sit here at my desk and write this, I can take a glance at the whiteboard and see these great pictures of R. H. and be reminded that with all the different ways that others see us, God is the only one who truly KNOWS us! Let’s give thanks this week, for this wonderful truth.