Most of us have feelings of inadequency from time to time. In response to a poem her husband wrotr in praise of her, Willa Muir said “I am only a botched version of what I was meant to be.”
But to her husband, Edwin Muir, Willa was a place of rest to a lost traveller, and a wonderful lens through which he saw Creation.
We can be our own worst critics, but just as Willa was perfect for Edwin so you and I, while not perfect in our own eyes, will be as God made us. Perfect in His eyes, and worthy of a rhyming couplet or two!
Romans 12:1-2 New International Version – UK (NIVUK)
A living sacrifice
12 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God – this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will.
In this Christian version of the Ed Sheeran song ‘Perfect’ we hear how Christ died for us on the cross so that things can be perfect for us today if we accept him. the song also mentions how Jesus is there to support and guide us all the time