I’ve heard some women say that their favorite part of a love story is seeing how a man shows love to a woman—specifically, how a man can look at a woman and see the good things in her that she can’t see in herself. It’s appealing to us when a man takes time to get to know the girl behind the mask and falls in love with the crazy, honest version of herself that she’s usually too afraid to show the world. Who wouldn’t want someone who always sees past the mess, knows who we truly are, and loves us for it anyhow?
God looks at us like that every day! He sees through every mask we ever try to put on and loves us despite all our deepest, darkest secrets. He not only sees the potential and purpose in us, He also created it. He is constantly trying to remind us that we are worthy—not because of what we have or have not done, but because of who we are in Christ.
We must learn to see ourselves as God sees us. When we believe we are who God says we are, and we recognize what He has done for us, we don’t have to find our fulfillment in any other love stories. As John Piper once said, “God is most glorified in you when you are most satisfied in Him.”
The best way to be satisfied in Him is to spend time in His Word seeking the truth that will set us free. The truth is that our Father loves us with an overwhelming kind of love, and He wants to give us all of the things that Christ earned on our behalf. He left His son on the cross so that nothing could ever separate us from Him. There’s no greater love story than the one written by our Creator!