I love my journeys home from a long day of being out and about. I love watching the leaves slowly kiss the sidewalk as the train moves quickly passed. I feel a bit of a chill, not only in the air, but also in knowing how awesome Christ is to create such a beautiful display.
Within all of this beauty, within all of this majesty, I look towards
what the Lord declares as beauty. The old saying, “Beauty is in the
eyes of the beholder,” couldn’t be any truer than this. If the Lord
sees this as beauty, than let us stand in awe.
Harmony and I were
spending our weekly meetings discussing and praying about the future of
PardonWritersforChrist. For a moment, the conversation brought up the
term, “True Colors”. If you know the song, you can understand the
connection we saw between beauty and the lyrics. The Lord ‘can see your
true colors shining through and that is why He loves you.’ The idea is
hard to grasp sometimes.
As women, we wake up in the morning,
look in the mirror and look at someone who just spent the entire night
tossing, turning, drooling on what once was a clean pillowcase, and it
isn’t a very pretty sight. What do we often do first? Well, first comes
the shower, then the fixing of things. Brushes, sharp things, powders,
clips, hair dyes, hot metal tools, and combs come out of the wood work
to create what we don’t see as a masterpiece. After plucking, rubbing,
squeezing, curling, dabbing, and some crying, we see the result of what
society calls beauty. But even then, you look at a picture of someone
like Jennifer Lopez or Angelina Jolie, and you think, “I am still not as
beautiful as her.” 1 Samuel 16:7 states, “ Man looks at the outward
appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”
We, as a staff, want
to focus more on what true beauty is. What does it look like in the
eyes of God as He directs so many wonderful women within the Word? I
want to start a discussion and, ultimately, come together in fellowship
and worshiping Him for all this beauty He has given to us.