Friday, September 26, 2008

You Are So Beautiful!

"You are so beautiful to me, can't you see?"

These are the words that my uncle used to sing in the car when I was a child. They were the words to his favorite song, "You are so beautiful to me, can't you see?" I can hear them like it was yesterday.

Beautiful . . . the dictionary defines beautiful as "having qualities that give great pleasure or satisfaction to see, hear, think about, etc.; delighting the senses or mind." Beautiful, that is how God sees us. So much that He sent His one and only son to die on a cross for us. Beautiful . . . He takes great pleasure in His creation.

So . . . why is it that the words I heard from women this week were . . . 'I had to go get my license picture this week and I look like such an old hag! Or 'I'm eating french fries for lunch, I'm such a hog!' Or 'Why can't I have those beautiful legs and hair like the woman leading the aerobics class!' If the Lord sees us as beautiful, made in His own image, and we believe what He says then what are we doing to ourselves . . . and Him? (Please do not run out of the gate, I am talking to myself too.)

Beautiful . . . that is how He sees us. You and me, your neighbor next door, your child's teacher, your fellow co-worker, your children, your spouse, and even those people you may not be fond of. He delights in us and He wants us to stop and listen. You may even hear Him singing, "You are so beautiful to me, can't you see?"

Let Him love you today, Kim

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