When we see them in our yards, we grimace, angry that weeds have made their way into our masterpieces. We spray weed killer on them, mow them, cut them; whatever we have to do to get rid of them.
But, have you ever seen a child when they find a dandelion? Has your child ever brought you a bouquet of bright yellow dandelions with a proud smile on their face asking you, “Aren’t they pretty?” Are you able to look at them through your child’s eyes as a piece of artwork rather than a weed?
You know, God sees each of his children as a masterpiece. There are no mistakes; no “throw away” people. Are you able to see people through God’s eyes and the uniqueness of his handiwork?
Psalm 139:13-16 MSG
Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out;
you formed me in my mother’s womb.
I thank you, High God—you’re breathtaking!
Body and soul, I am marvelously made!
I worship in adoration—what a creation!
You know me inside and out,
you know every bone in my body;
You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit,
how I was sculpted from nothing into something.
Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth;
all the stages of my life were spread out before you,
The days of my life all prepared
before I’d even lived one day
Psalm 139:13-16 KJV
For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb.
I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.