April 28, 2016 | 10:54 am
Posted by Former WECC Minister Rev. Michael Bos

Embracing Who We Are

We all grew up being asked the same question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Many of us, no matter how old we are, have yet to find the answer. It’s as if we live each day waiting to grow up and become who we think we’re supposed to be. Because of this, we struggle to accept who we are and where we are in life.

Part of the beauty of faith is that it helps us look at ourselves in a different way. In scripture the Psalmist says, “Body and soul, I am marvelously made!” (Psalm 139:14, The Message). This may sound narcissistic, especially if it is something we go around telling others! But this was uttered in a private moment of prayer, thanking God for the gift of the life he had been given.

Today, take a moment to thank God for who you are and where you are in life. I know this seems hard with all the secrets you know about yourself, so think of it this way. God also knows all your secrets and yet loves and accepts you. Maybe it’s time you learn to love and accept yourself. Remember, in God’s eyes, body and soul, you are marvelously made.