Later as everyone stood and the hum of conversation swirled around the room, I walked over --looked into her deep dark eyes--and said, "Do you know you are really beautiful?" The head of PR for a large local institution----she is constantly in the spotlight---and never at a loss for words. She stopped in her tracks and looked down--without comment. I repeated, "You do know that don't you?" As she slowly gazed up, there were tears in her eyes as she responded, "No, I do not ever think that." I assured her---you are beautiful and do not ever think otherwise.
We get so hung up on the standards the world has given us---that we are bombarded with daily--those yard sticks to measure ourselves by---that we become convinced we do not measure up. BUT WAIT---we are wonderfully and fearfully made--in the VERY IMAGE OF GOD. HE is beautiful and His Word tells us we are beautiful.
Who are we going to listen to the Great Deceiver and all of his agents or Almighty God? We all need and desire to be told we are beautiful/handsome. I am telling you----you are beautiful---TRULY-YOU ARE!
"Oh, my dear friend!
You're so beautiful!
And your eyes so beautiful-like doves!"
Song of Songs 1:15