Have you seen this commercial produced by Dove?

(Please visit the site to view this video)

How does this strike you?

Do you see yourself as other see you?

More importantly, how does God see you?

My friend Graham Baird is a pastor here in town. In a sermon he recently preached using this video as an illustration, he noted that we tend to under-rate our beautiful qualities and over-rate the things that don’t matter. "God sees our beautiful qualities that we don’t see, and wants us to bring our deepest blemishes (pride, selfishness, stewardshipship, etc.) to Him."

I think he's exactly right.

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