He Looked and Saw Beautiful

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A struggling tween, I looked in the mirror and saw freckles, frizzy hair, and thick glasses.

He looked and saw beautiful.

Graduating from high school, I looked and saw braces on crooked teeth, permed and frizzy hair, too much weight for my height.

He looked and saw beautiful.

Halfway through college, I gazed proudly in the mirror, I saw tamed hair, straight teeth, contacts replacing glasses, but a heart that was seeking worldly things.

He looked and said, still beautiful.

Nearing an unpleasant decade, overweight, lonely, and searching for a new dream, He still whispered,

Beautiful.

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It’s Five Minute Friday on a Tuesday. I couldn’t help it, but words started coming together as soon as I heard the prompt, Beautiful. ← Check out a few other posts when you have time.

And let’s all be thankful for a God who sees us as beautiful, no matter what we think of ourselves. This reminded me of a 31 Days post I did on body image, When You Believe the Lies are True, which includes a great song by Mandisa that ties in perfectly with this post.

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  1. Shine on precious princess, daughter of the King.

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  2. Patty Mejia Burke

     /  July 10, 2013

    You are so right. No matter what the mirror shows – or what society “thinks” we should look like, we are all beautiful daughters of our Lord, aren’t we? Beautiful post. Thank you for visiting me!

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  3. Nice reminder today, thank you- Kari 🙂

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  4. Are you familiar with Gungor’s song “Beautiful Things”? Give it a listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OR7VOKQ0xJY

    It’s ministered to me, often and often, and ties in well with your post. Also, Isaiah 43:4: “You are precious in my eyes, and honored, and I love you.”

    Thanks for this; it’s encouraging!

    Reply

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