There is so much we miss
as we look through our eyes
trained to see only the familiar
Thank you, God, that you don’t see this way
you look at each of us
woman and man
old and young
rich and poor
gay and straight
and you love what you see.
Even in the shadows of our shame and sin,
even in the cold valleys of our grief and regret
You see us – not just as we are
but as we can be – as you made us to be.
You see the glory and the giftedness and the possibility
the nobility and the divine likeness
which you placed there.
Thank you for how you see us, God.
Please give us new eyes
to see ourselves and others
the way you do.