Somebody once told me that in ancient Chinese art, the great artists almost always included a deliberate flaw in their work. It made it human, and authentic.
This got me thinking I wonder if God, in his craftsmanship, included “flaws” in each of his creations. I certainly don’t think he made any mistakes but I think He knew what he was doing when he made us perfectly “imperfect.”
Let’s think for a minuite, If perfect was attainable then who has it? When interviewd nearly every supermodel and celebrity will tell you they have flaws. Professional makeup artist and expensive computer programs have us comparing ourselves to unrealstic expectations anyway!
This poem says it, well, perfectly!:
I made her…She is different, she is unique. With love i formed her in her mothers womb. I fashioned her with great joy. I remember with great pleasure the day I created her. (Psalm 139)
I love her smile. I love her ways. I love to hear her laugh. I love the silly things she says and does. She brings me great pleasure. This is how I made her. (Psalm 139)
I made her pretty, not beautiful, because I know her heart and how she would be vain. I want her to search out her heart and learn that it’s ME in her that makes her beautiful, and it would be Me in her that draws friends to her. (1 Peter)
I made her in such a way that she would need me. A little more lonesome than she would like to be only because I need her to lean and depend on Me. I know her heart and I know if I had not made her like this she would go her own chosen way and forget Me- Her own creator. (Psalm 63)
Because I love her, I have seen her broken heart… and the tears she has cried alone. I have cried with her and had a broken heart too. (Psalm 56)
Many times she has stumbled and fallen alone, only because she would not hold my hand. Many lessons she has learned the hard way because she wouldn’t listen to my voice. (Isaiah 62)
So many times I have set back and sadly watched her go her way alone, only to watch her return to my arms, sad and broken. Now she is Mine again. I made her and then I bought her because I love her. I have to reshape and remold her… to renew her for what I have planned. It has not been easy for her or for Me. (Jeremiah 29)
I want her to conform too my image… this high goal I have set for her because I love Her.
God knew what he was doing when he made us. So before you criticize that face you see in the mirror, remember you are perfectly created my friend! Every beautiful part of you, even the flaws, all for His glory. Walk in confidence today knowing you are the handywork of an almighty God!