Saturday, July 9, 2011

A New Due

This morning I finally made time to get my hair done. My really good friend Anna does it for me and she is amazing at her job. I color my hair quite a bit which means all kinds of crazy techniques and devises are used to get my hair just the right shade of pink that I like. Ladies, you know what I'm talking about. One thing she does is take little bits of hair, apply the color, and wrap it in foil. When she's completed all the foils and applied color to all the rest of my hair, my head looks like a scene out of a sci-fi movie. The color has to sit on my hair for 30 min. Half way through Anna said how amazing it looked. I thought to myself, "What? How can she possibly tell? It's a purple color right now and yet she looks at my hair and sees something amazing. Well she is an expert after all, she can transform my dull mousey brown hair into an absolute master piece." Or so goes my thinking anyway. She wasn't looking at the foils or the hair color. She was seeing the finished product. There was excitement because she new it was going to turn out amazing. This led me down a hole other train of thought. It reminded me of the Master Potter.  
He looks at a dull lifeless piece of clay but He doesn't see the ugly bumps and smears, the clump of nothing. He looks at it and sees a masterpiece. He sees the finished product. Like Anna, He is a master at what He does. He looks at the piece of clay with excitement, knowing it will be a joy to work on. He's like a master diamond cutter, who doesn't see the hunk of coal but a beautiful diamond. He knows just where to make the right cuts and how to buff out all the impurities to bring it to it's full potential. I know that is how the Father sees me. Of course I'm still just a mess with a "head full of foils" but He doesn't see that. He sees me perfect. He sees a masterpiece and looks on with joy and excitement. He doesn't see me the way others do, with all my "lumps and impurities." He sees the beauty underneath and delights in molding me to the image He has created me to be. He doesn't rush the process because if He were to do that, well then lets just say it would be like Anna washing the color off before it's hair. He's patient, there's no need to rush when what He sees is the masterpiece already.

Hebrews 10:14  NIV
For by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.

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