“Beauty” It’s what is on the inside.
I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
As you walk along look around you, tell me, what do you see? Do you see beauty? Or do you see man made things that are supposedly beautiful?
Let’s take a look into the bible and see what true beauty is.
My goal here is to break any misconception about what is and is not beautiful. If God created us in His image, how is this not beautiful? He says we are His sons and daughters. How is that not beautiful all on its own?
The answers never seem to come easily, because we tend to look at ourselves and see what we were told to see. Society has given us a guideline to what we are supposed to look like. I don’t think I have seen anyone that was actually that perfect. Even perfection is misconstrued. I think it’s the little differences that make us beautiful!
We are complex beings. We are flesh, bone, the very fiber of the earth. God created us from nothing more then dust, but when He created us, He said "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth." Genesis 1:26
Let me point out that He said “Let us make man in Our Image.” Tell me, what do you imagine God looks like? To me He is beautiful, He is everything. He is what gives my life beauty, and substance. He is light.
When I put God into this perspective, as small as it is compared to who God really is, I know that He lives in me. His light shines through me. I am beautiful because of Him who created me. Sure I have little differences from everyone else, but that’s what God gave me. I am who I am. If He lives in me, isn’t that what counts. It’s what is on the inside that is beautiful, which in turn makes us beautiful princes and princesses of God’s kingdom.
So the next time you look around you, realize this. God lives in you, and shines through you. You were created in his image. You are exactly what God had in mind!