Sand dollars by the ocean

I went to the beach with some friends today and was so captivated with the waves and the beautiful mountain in the distance. Rubbing my feet in the sand and splashing around in the water. Just utter peace and joy to be there in that moment.

As I was walking down the beach with a friend, we found a sand dollar and began actively looking for them. We were blessed to keep finding them one after the other and as we went along; I realized that we never kept the ones that we’re broken. They simply did not measure up to our standard of beauty. They weren’t worth keeping because they were imperfect.

I thought “Wow. Can you imagine if God was like us and only treasured those who were without fault? What if He simply branded us too broken to take home with Him?”

We are all broken and filled with faults but God redeems those faults and He embraces the broken. In fact, God does his best work from a broken place. Thank God for his amazing grace and unfailing love.

1 Samuel 16:7

“For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”