I love this photo of granddaughter Brianna affirming me with a hug. No matter that her Granny can’t walk. No matter her Granny doesn’t have toes for This Little Piggy Went to Market. For me Brianna’s spontaneous gesture shouts, “No worries Granny, I love you just the way you are.”
To me, whose been known to cringe because I can’t do what other Grannies do, Brianna’s unconditional love carries a hug from heaven and God’s promise that this Granny, like all Grannies, is fearfully and wonderfully made.
Can you say it to yourself? I am fearfully and wonderfully made. And can you take the next step and thank your Creator God for whatever it is about you that brings you down? Know that it’s not a fluke but holy design. Holy because that’s where He wants to meet you and give you His heavenly hug.
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JUDY SQUIER has authored His Majesty in Brokenness, Living in the Names of God and the Living in the Names Bible Study. Husband David and she have three adult daughters, three sons-in-law and seven grandchildren. Never did Mr. and Mrs. Squier dream that their long-awaited golden wedding anniversary would coincide with David’s memorial service. Judy resides in southern Oregon, alone, yet not alone. Thanks to the Good Shepherd!