He tells me who I am

My Father takes my hand and says, “Dear Child, don’t you know that I have named you?  You are “mine”?  I purchased you with the blood sacrifice of my only son!  My Father speaks to me  “You are accepted in the Beloved!”   “You are  chosen and My peculiar treasure!

In Max Lucado’s ‘Grace More Than We Deserve,  More Than We Could Imagine‘  I read “You are not loved because you are valuable.   Because you are loved, you are valuable.”

Now is the time for me to  see myself as my Father sees me.