Devotion

Beautiful People
Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. --- 2 Corinthians 4:16

What makes people beautiful? Is it their choice of clothing, makeup, body size, hair texture and hairstyle, their smile, their tone of voice, their height, their personality, the color of their eyes, and so on? We cannot deny these things play a part in what we each consider to be beauty aspects of individuals. But I'd like to suggest that all people behold beauty. This includes people who may be disfigured or handicapped. The essence of beautiful people is nestled in their hearts and souls. The presence of the Holy Spirit within us is the 'Who' rather than the 'what' that makes people beautiful! Have you ever encountered a man or a woman well wrinkled and aged, but in talking with them you see all the beauty they possess? The world attaches sexual images to everything pertaining to the physical beauty of men and women. But God made beautiful people in His likeness and image. He takes pleasure in developing their inner beauty that is everlasting in His Holy Kingdom. Don’t listen to the call of the world. Know that you are a beautiful person because God made you to be that way! Expressions of God are found in beautiful people!  

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