Day 5: Being Beloved

Reflection by Jacquelyne Rocan

Did I remember to rest in the truth that I am a beloved child of God?

My family enjoyed a blessing in February with the addition of a new family member:  a sweet, healthy, happy baby girl!  I was fortunate to have the opportunity to meet her in person on the day that she was born and to hold her for a time.  It is amazing how quickly we love these new babies that come into our lives.  Babies are so precious — of course they are easy to love as we look into their sweet faces and hold them close.

I often forget that God looks at me as His beloved child in the same way that I look at a newborn baby.  I am precious to Him as His creation, a beloved child of God.  When did I lose this sense that I am truly loved by God?  When did I lose this sense of wonder and treat myself poorly because I did not feel worthy of this love?  I need to remind myself of the precious truth that God views me as His beloved daughter and live my life according to that truth.  When I recall this truth, it leads me to treat myself with kindness, which spills over into how I treat the people that God has placed in my life (who are also beloved children of God).

How did I remind myself to rest in God’s love for me today?

Thank you, Lord, for creating me and loving me as your precious child.  May I never forget this truth.  Authentically Yours

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