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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Beautiful--yes, you!

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"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder."

Such is the phrase.

What beholder?  Who decides what is beautiful?

A spouse or lover?  A parent?  An artist?  A creator?

Christ calls you beautiful.  Christ, whose bride is the Church--and that includes all those who believe in Him.
Christ, who loves us all more than we could ever imagine.

God Himself, our Father, the ultimate caring parent.
God, the Creator of the world, the designer of all things beautiful--

He decides what is beautiful.

And He has called you Beautiful.

You, beautiful one.  You are beautiful in the eyes of the only Beholder who really matters.

So tell someone they're beautiful today.  And if they blush and say bashfully, "No, I'm not really," tell them, "Yes, you are--because God made you and He thinks you're beautiful."

Then go look in the mirror and tell the same thing to your own beautiful face!

24 comments:

  1. Beauty is all around us if we were to open our eyes,
    Great post Jaime.

    Yvonne.

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  2. Now this is a beautiful post. I will practice the mirror exercise now :). Thanks for your visit and have a beautiful day!

    Father Dragon Writes

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    1. You just made my day. Thanks for taking the time to stop by! :)

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  3. Well written, dear girl. Our Creator God is the One we turn to to measure all beauty, to determine what is excellent and praise-worthy. What is "good" music? What is "beautiful" artwork? We look to the Creator, to His Word, to His work in creation to set the standard.
    While we look in the mirror, we can remember God's words to His people in Zephaniah 3:
    "The Lord your God is in your midst,
    a mighty one who will save;
    he will rejoice over you with gladness;
    he will quiet you by his love;
    he will exult over you with loud singing."
    We are precious and beautiful to Him!

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    1. YES! So true. Thank you, Mom! :)

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  4. I am fearfully and wonderfully made -- and in the image of God. Beatiful.

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  5. this post made me smile. In high school we were constantly told "you are a result of God's friendship". I loved that phrase, and you echoed it a bit here in your post. Thanks for writing this.

    www.m5carolin.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm so glad! :) And I love that! You're most welcome, and thanks for commenting.

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  6. Thank you! It's so hard to take a compliment. That makes it so much easier!

    Jamie Dement (LadyJai)
    http://writebackwards.we3dements.com

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  7. Such a great post. So simple and yet we always forget that every single one of us is beautiful because God made us the way we are.

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    1. Thank you, Mallory! YES! That's what I was hoping to convey. :)

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  8. We are in His image. How can we not be beautiful?

    Lee
    Wrote By Rote
    An A to Z Co-host blog

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  9. It is all about Inner Beauty.

    Damyanti @Daily(w)rite
    Co-host, A to Z Challenge 2013

    Twitter: @AprilA2Z
    #atozchallenge


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    1. YES. And our inner worth, which comes from being creations of God! :)

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  10. oh now this is a tough one! I'll do my best :)
    I blog on Christian stuff at auntyamo.com but am doing AtoZ on my fiction blog.
    Also hubby is doing it too if you'd like to pop over there :) http://richm612.wordpress.com/

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    1. Oh, it's a struggle for me too! And I'll have to stop by! :)

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