We had a night at home recently where we were just hanging around and enjoying each other’s company. At our house, we love music, so it’s not uncommon to come over and hear something playing throughout. I use music when I’m schooling the kids, during dinner, or just as we are doing around the house. It’s something we all love.
This particular night we had on some light jazz playing in the background. It was a very laid back evening. I find it’s always in these laid back moments that something extraordinary happens, and this evening did not disappoint.
My youngest daughter is going through a phase of dressing like a princess. She doesn’t feel properly dressed unless she is floating around in a ball gown. On this particular night, she glided into the living room in her best princess dress and began to twirl around to the music. She then looked over at her Daddy and held her hands out asking “Dance with me, Dad. Dad, dance with me?” Of course, my husband would not refuse her and took her invitation.
As they were dancing right there in our living room, God began to speak to my heart. My eyes welled with tears because it was such an innocently beautiful sight. I could tell she felt regal and important. She felt valued and beautiful. She knew her Daddy loved her. Even at two, something was being confirmed in her.
My other daughter soon joined in, and as I watched, I could sense that this is the way our heavenly Father sees us, His daughters. Psalm 139:17-18 says
How precious are your thoughts about me, O God.
They cannot be numbered!
18 I can’t even count them;
they outnumber the grains of sand!
And when I wake up,
you are still with me!
We are precious to Him. We are His masterpiece, His workmanship. Ephesians 2:10 says “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” The word workmanship here is from the Greek word poema. Our English word poem comes from this root word of poema. So this verse actually means that we are His poem, his song.
So today, as you read these words and see these images of my girls with their Daddy, hear your heavenly Father singing over you, confirming your value and your beauty. Hear him tell you how important and precious you are to Him. You are loved. He knows you and chose you with great care. He knitted you together in your mother’s womb. How precious are His thoughts about you!
The Lord your God is with you,
the Mighty Warrior who saves.
He will take great delight in you;
in his love he will no longer rebuke you,
but will rejoice over you with singing.
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