An Amazing Feather Duster
by Michelle Medlock Adams
Waverly, my great niece, waited with much anticipation as her second grade teacher announced the cast for their elementary school’s rendition of Beauty and the Beast. One by one, Waverly listened as her teacher assigned each student a part in the production. Finally, it was her turn.
“Waverly,” she smiled and said, “I think you’ll make a perfect…Feather Duster.”
Feather Duster?! That was not exactly what Waverly had in mind. She’d dreamed of playing the beautiful Belle in a yellow satin gown…but it wasn’t to be. In fact, her best friend was given that part, and while Waverly had really wanted to play Belle, she was happy for her bestie. So, Waverly learned the few lines of Babette, the maid of the castle who is transformed into a feather duster when the curse is put upon the castle, and she helped put on a fantastic show alongside the rest of her classmates.
Fast forward to February 2017 when Walt Disney Studios released the live-action version of Beauty and the Beast. Of course Waverly wanted to see it, so my sister, who is also Waverly’s Mimi, took her to our local cinema on the first day the film debuted. They sat side by side, sharing popcorn and conversation, waiting for the movie to begin.
Just as the music started for Beauty and the Beast, Waverly leaned over to my sister and whispered, “I was an AMAZING feather duster.”
You see, Waverly didn’t remember that she wasn’t chosen as Belle in her second grade play, rather she remembered that she was an AMAZING feather duster. What a great perspective! I love that so much. We can all learn a lot from Waverly.
How’s your perspective today? Or, to put it in Waverly’s terms, do you see yourself as an AMAZING feather duster? God wants us to see ourselves as He sees us, and He thinks we’re amazing because He created us. The Word says that His thoughts about us are precious and numerous! I want you to remember that the next time you face a disappointment in life. Meditate on how God sees you, and begin to see yourself in that same light.
Michelle Medlock Adams is a bestselling author of more than 100 books, with close to four million books sold, including her award-winning titles, Dinosaur Devotions and Cuddle-Up Prayers. Michelle is married to her high school sweetheart, Jeff, and they live in Southern Indiana. www.michellemedlockadams.com @INwritergirl on Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest