Any One Tree Hill fans out there?
I’ve been watching it lately (binge watching it to be in fact). It was quite a while ago where there was this episode where they are exploring their identities with a partner. Brooke Davis, who is rich, beautiful, talented, successful, and popular, shares her insecurities with her partner and it results in this picture:
I’m not good enough.
Not pretty enough.
Not tall enough.
Not smart enough.
Not talented enough.
Not outgoing enough.
Not open enough.
The list can go on and on and on.
I can tell you all the things that I am not enough of.
A couple of weeks ago, in a sermon, my pastor said: when God looks at you, he doesn’t see your flaws. He sees Jesus.
I know it’s obvious. But it is also profound.
I could tell you all the reasons that I am not enough, that I don’t deserve the grace of God, that I don’t deserve salvation.
I could make a list of the things I don’t do that I should, and the things I do do that I shouldn’t.
I could (and do) break myself down in every way imaginable.
And when I do, I wonder how God could love me. How God could forgive me. How God could keep me.
But here’s what I was reminded of: God doesn’t see me, he sees Jesus.
And the truth is I’m not deserving. I’m not good enough. And yet, Jesus died for me.
And in that image that I posted of Brooke Davis, that is what I see. What the world see.
But not what God sees. God sees the perfect sacrifice of Jesus.
And that is all He sees.