I am a big fan of TRUE beauty. The Bible says,
Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious. For this is how the holy women who hoped in God used to adorn themselves, by submitting to their own husbands, as Sarah obeyed Abraham,calling him lord. And you are her children, if you do good and do not fear anything that is frightening. (1 Peter 3:3-6, ESV, emphasis mine)
Submitting to our husbands (and thus submitting to God) is Biblical beauty. A gentle and quiet spirit – there’s that teachable heart again!
But God did choose to make people physically attractive! And I also love finding the beauty in people’s appearance. No, no, not what the stupid TV and magazines portray as beautiful: airbrushing, eating disorders, cosmetic enhancements, thousand-dollar hair treatments – honestly, those looks oftentimes disgust me. Instead, I love the beauty that God placed on each woman and man. And when I look at another, I think. Wow, God made you so special!
Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.” … And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. (Genesis 1:26,31, ESV)
So please cherish yourself today – as you are! See God’s image on you and give glory to Him for it!
I love Dove’s new campaigns about true beauty. If you haven’t seen this yet – watch it. Thank you, Dove, for making a statement.
(P.S. Dove has no idea who I am. :))