Isaiah 60:9. 🙌🏻
I put on a swimsuit. I looked in the mirror and I criticized. I immediately saw a million flaws. I instantly went and put on a loose cover up and thought all of my hard work was for nothing. Then, I got to the pool and there were a lot of people there and I thought "no way. No way am I taking this cover up off and swimming." I felt insecure, ashamed, not good enough. Then, I looked at Calista; her perfect little face, baby belly, flawless skin, joy in her eyes, and I thought, for her I will do anything. So, I took off that cover-up, got in the water and watched her splash and squeal and love her first time in the pool. I forgot my body. I forgot my fear, shame, and insecurities. All I saw was God through the light in her eyes. Guess what, He is the light in my eyes too, and he's in yours. He makes you beautiful.
So, let's stop with this nonsense of not feeling good enough to wear a bathing suit. Let's recognize his glory in us and let's shine our lights so bright. Go make those memories with your children. Go laugh and frolic. Go forth and know that you are His and you are beautiful.