MM 2/9/16 praise, not shame

Imagine this scene: God takes you by the hand, and walks you back to the place of your greatest shame, maybe your parenting, your work ethic, your health, the scale, you know where that place is. Now imagine Jesus, putting his arm around you, and asking you to look at it from his point of view. What do  you see? What do you feel? Then hear him say, “Well done, you did the best you could with what you had and the circumstances of your life at that time. I’m making it right, take hope and walk with healing and dignity.” Wow! Thank you God. “On that day, I will give you praise and honor in every land you were put to shame.” Zeph 3:19
PS boy do I look old today. No shame, though. “Well done, Debby!”