hurt the one who loves us, as parents we've let our kids down, as people we've proven beyond doubt that we aren't perfect...
Probably the only thing we've done perfectly is made it crystal clear to the world around us and to ourselves that we have a l-o-n-g way to go in this thing called life!
But then there's God... There's this "Guy" who created all that we see, who designed us perfectly for our purposes, who says "hey... no matter what you've done, I love you. No matter what you've done, I forgive you. No matter how hard life becomes, I have a helper for you. No matter how far you go from me, I will always be here for you."
There's God, who says in Isaiah 61:7 that "Instead of your shame you shall have double honor, And instead of confusion they shall rejoice in their portion. Therefore in their land they shall possess double; Everlasting joy shall be theirs."
There's God... who says I am honored... but not just honored... Doubly honored!
Who does that?!?! GOD! And not only does He say it, He means it and He proves it.. not just once, but time and time and time again!
I just have to remember that... accept that... and walk into it... So, humbly, today, I accept that honor and thank Jesus for bridging the gap between acceptance and perfection!