Who we are determines our unique beauty. When I look at an ibis, I don’t compare it to a seagull; I simply delight in its colors, markings, shape, and distinctive features. In the same way, valuing what makes me who I am opens me to contributing to the well-being of others in the most effective ways possible.
My prayer response:
God, help me to appreciate myself in ways that lead me to serve You and others.
- I praise you [God], for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; that I know very well. Psalm 139:14
- So God created humankind in God’s image… Genesis 1:27
- Jesus answered, “It is written, ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve only God.’” Luke 4:8
Invitation to prayer:
What prayers are emerging in your heart, mind, and body?
Pray them now.
Photo: Australian White Ibis in the Sydney Botanical Gardens