One of my goals as a parent is to help instill in my girls their identity in Christ. It is a struggle, but I don't want to emphasize their abilities or traits over that which only Christ has and will do for them. At the point in which they begin to look to their intellect, athleticism, talent, beauty, success, weight, race, shame, mistakes, shortcomings, or sin, they will be exalting themselves to a position that those found righteous in Christ do not own. We have His identity.
This article is beautiful. It's a sweet story of adoption, but it's also a great reminder of how we shouldn't put our girls' identity in their beauty. The world often speaks of building the self-worth of our children. What is gospel-centered building? Reminding them of who they are because of Him!