I’m the mom of a 1-year-old baby boy. My extraordinary son Cohen happens to live with Down syndrome. Most days I stare at my little boy and think he is the most beautiful being on the planet. Isn’t that the belief of every parent? I think we’re supposed to think our children are the most beautiful creatures in the world.

I was staring at my son’s face the other day basking on his facial features. His striking blue almond shaped eyes, his tiny button nose, his chubby cheeks…they just take my breath away. As I was gazing upon his face, I felt like the Lord whispered to me, “That is how I look at you. You are the most beautiful being on the planet to me. You take my breath away.”

The Message says it this way Psalm 139:13-19
“Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out; you formed me in my mother’s womb. I thank you, High God—you’re breathtaking! Body and soul, I am marvelously made! I worship in adoration—what a creation! You know me inside and out, you know every bone in my body; You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit, how I was sculpted from nothing into something. Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth; all the stages of my life were spread out before you, The days of my life all prepared before I’d even lived one day. Your thoughts—how rare, how beautiful! God, I’ll never comprehend them! I couldn’t even begin to count them—any more than I could count the sand of the sea.”

Remember that truth today. Because God made you, because God loves you, because you are made in God’s image you take God’s breath away.