Saturday, May 22, 2010
What do you imagine when you hear the word "Beauty"?
The colors of the rainbow? The fragrance of a garden? The sunset? The sunrise? Movie actresses? Models?
Most of the time we apply the term only in describing physical attractiveness. But there are so much more to genuine beauty than that!
The world is becoming more and more concerned about the way people look, than what's really inside of a person. These days, looks are more important than wisdom, morals, inside beauty and fear for the Lord.
Many people worry about buying brand clothes, brand purses, brand shoes, etc. most of the time, people spend the money they don't have and do the impossible to get those brand clothes.
All because they have the wrong idea of what Beauty is!
Remember physical beauty is temporary, material beauty is temporary, surgical beauty is temporary.
The real and eternal Beauty is the one that exalts the mind and the spirit and can only come from God.
We are made Beautiful by Christ's perfect love for us. Love made visible in the beauty of the Cross.
As we consider that love, the Holy Spirit shapes our hearts and makes it beautiful and we become more like Jesus Christ in love and service (that is Beauty).
Charm [is] deceitful and beauty [is] passing, But a woman [who] fears the LORD, she shall be praised.
1 Peter 3:4
rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.