Grandma – The Perfect Judge
Café Menu for Thursday, April 10, 2014
Today’s Special is: If Grandma’s Were Judges We Would All Score a Ten!
Carefully prepared just for you by your friend, Mindy Lee Hopman
And the heavens declare His righteousness, For God Himself is judge.
– Psalm 50:6 NASB
My daughter loves gymnastics. She is on a gymnastics team, which allows her to prepare for and participate in gymnastic competitions. Recently, my husband’s parents came to watch one of her gym meets. They had never been to a gymnastics meet before, so they took it all in, and asked many questions. My daughter competed on all four events – bars, vault, beam, and floor. On her floor event the judges gave her a 9.325 score. She was thrilled with her score, but Grandma could not understand why she did not score a ten. She kept saying, “It was perfect, so perfect in my eyes!” She continued to say, “I should be a judge at this meet.” We laughed with her and said, “Yes, if you were a judge all the girls would score tens!”
Do you realize that God sees you as a ten?
When you place your trust in Christ, with a repentant heart, His blood covers your sins - all of them - yesterday, today, and tomorrow. When God looks at you, He doesn’t see your flaws. He sees the blood of His Son, which has covered your sins.
Others may judge us and try to tear us down, but God sees us as a ten!
If you are a 10, then you should walk confidently in Christ! You are worth more than GOLD!
How are you walking today? If you just realized the depth of God’s love and forgiveness, do you need to bow the knees of your heart towards Him today? If you have accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior of your life, then His blood covers you. Tell a friend who walks with Christ, find a church home, and walk confidently in knowing you are forgiven, loved unconditionally, and set free from all condemnation.
Dear Lord, I praise You for Your love, which goes beyond keeping score. However, thank You, that from Your perspective, no matter how much we mess up, You still see us as a ten. I am grateful the blood of Christ covers my sins from yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Help me to walk confidently in knowing I am loved by the King of Kings and I am worth more than gold in Your eyes. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.
© 2014 by Mindy Lee Hopman. All rights reserved.
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Originally published Thursday, 10 April 2014.