Some comments others have made are: What breed is she? She's a full-sized dog with no legs. Where are her legs? She's a stubby little thing isn't she?
Molly does have very short legs. Not just short, but knobby and crooked. Her body is sturdy and muscular. Her triangular ears droop like a Lab's, but her muzzle is slightly long and narrow. Her hair is amazingly soft. And oh, her tail. It waves behind her like a flag, with hair on it nearly six inches long. Sometimes she carries it slightly curled up over her back. Other times she stretches it out behind her. Her paws, the tip of the tail, and a swath across her shoulder are white, while the rest of her is pale gold.
Everyone loves to speculate on her heritage. Some are convinced she's golden retriever, others guess Lab. The short legs are from a Corgi ... or basset ... or dachshund. The crimped hair behind her ears suggests poodle, the markings could be hound - the list goes on and on. The truth is, she's just Molly - a one-of-a-kind creation.
What do you see when you look in the mirror? Do you see short legs, straight hair, wrinkled skin, bulging belly? Or maybe crooked teeth, knobby knees, or freckled face? Or skinny legs, frizzy hair, pimply skin?
We love to hate the way we look. We spend hard-earned dollars to straighten curly hair, curl straight hair, tan pale skin, and disguise wrinkles, fat, and age spots.
God's word reminds us in Psalm 139:13 "You created my inmost being, you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Your works are wonderful. I know that full well."
Today, look past the short legs and odd colors. Celebrate the wonderful creation of God that is you!