Have you peered way down deep inside yourself
And wondered and what you saw?
Have you taken a book down from the shelf
And stared at it in awe?
Have you sat in consternation amidst fear,
Whilst sending up a prayer to God?
Do you ever question why we are here?
Do some of the proletariat think of you as odd?
Is there really something honest,
Or is it all just pontificated?
Is narcissism how to stay on it?
Or was it by love that we were created?
Looking in a mirror,
Seeing you through your very own eyes-
Is it any clearer,
Or do you only see your own disguise?
I want to share with you my vision
I long for you to also see
It is not all about derision
It’s about Jesus’ love for you and me
Even when I cannot understand
That I am beautiful
God, who created me with His own hand
Is THE loving, faithful, and dutiful
Especially when enthusiasm is low
And my nature feels like giving in
He comes to the rescue and tells me so
Then, if I ask Him, for me – He will win
You see, it isn’t something vague
Or like a genie with only three wishes
His undertakings are miraculous
As was the 7 loaves and 2 fishes
He fed a multitude of 5,000 strong
With a prayer for their wellbeing
It is to this great Jesus that I belong
And only to Him, the praises I’m singing
Guess what? You can have that too
He has wanted you from the start
The only thing you have to do
Is as Jesus into your heart
I appreciate that it sounds simple
And really cannot be authentic
Yet, throughout time He has created a ripple
He will only say something …. If He’s meant it
In John chapter 17, Jesus says a prayer
Did you know His heart was heavy for you?
He knows all your sorrows and your deepest despair
He sees that you are Pulchritudinous too
It is a leap of faith
This to me seemed most preposterous
My lack of conviction seemed such a waste
The fear prevailing in me; monstrous
Until I called out to Him one day
My heart was in a type of permafrost, so very very hard
I was terrified, but did it anyway
He became my great protector, my souls own security guard
He also holds me when I cry
He protects me through the night
He shows me how to change from the inside
He soothes me when I am in fright
He took the mask off of my face
Then He asked me to look back in the mirror
I recalled my image from before with such disgrace
How could anything be any clearer?
Then I looked.
I was shocked and quite mystified
Who was it I was seeing?
All the ones who had hurt me with their pride
They were gone – I was the only being
I moderately saw a smile appear
Even my eyes didn’t seem dull
I could feel my Jesus very near
He said, You are beautiful
So you see, there are pieces all around
That only He can make quite clear
Such as placing in your heart the sound
Of the angels singing near
You are precious, He wants to be your friend
YES! I know it is difficult to conceive
But you can share affection with the Lord
IF you will choose, from your heart, to believe.