Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Thoughts on Beauty


I have started a new Bible study at church. It was written by Beth Moore and is titled "Esther: It's Tough Being a Woman" Today during the video portion of our video Beth touched on Esther's beauty and how her true beauty is concealed in her heart. All of this got me thinking about Emma and my prayer for her as a woman in this culture and child of God. Here is the thing... I think that my child is so beautiful! From her bright blue eyes to her rose bud lips, I think she is a little baby doll! I can say this honestly knowing that all the mom's out there think their child is beautiful as well! I realize as she grows her features will change... she may be thin or chubby, tall or short. She may have zits or freckles, braces or straight teeth. She will probably go through an awkward stage and have a hairy upper lip and bushy eyebrows and feel like a stranger in her body. (I say this because it happened to me!) :) I know there will be a time when she feels ugly and will compare herself to all the other girls in her class. But, this is what I pray she will know and that I am strong enough to teach her. We are ALL beautiful!!! Each woman on this earth was created by God and with him present in our hearts we are lovely to all those we meet. We all will age, get wrinkles, gain wight, acquire possible scars we cannot hide. What is so great however about possessing the beauty of the Lord is that is CAN be sustained. 1 Peter 1: 3-4 tells us " Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade- kept in heaven for you." See! When we love the Lord and hold that knowledge in our hearts we have a wonderful beauty mark others without God in their lives don't posses! And the best thing about this news is that is will always be there! As she moves forward in life, I pray Emma will shine so brightly her beauty can be seen for miles! As Beth Moore says, "May the beauty of the Lord be with you!"

10 comments:

Amy said...

So beautifully put, Katie! I seriously got a little emotional reading this. Thank you so much for sharing.
Oh, and it's not just you...Emma IS a gorgeous baby-doll!

Amy said...

I love this post!!!! I pray that I can show Autumn what real beauty is as well. And by the way...you have the most BEAUTIFUL little girl...well, besides Autumn that is!!!! hehe I love looking at her pics....GORGEOUS!!!! love you girl!

Lisa said...

Well said Katie! Something that all of us with daughters will need to remember some day! Thanks for the reminder!

Becky said...

I know I am partial...but Emma's mother is beautiful inside and out...I am so proud to be your mom...and sweet Emma's grandmother. Your words are so wise! I love you forever!

By the way...when you were born...I thought you would need extra love because you were so pitiful looking! You were a very hairy baby! :) I am sure God laughed!

The Bounds Family said...

I LOVE your blog. Emma is beautiful.

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JBailey said...

What a sweet post! I love that picture of Emma.. so cute. I've heard amazing things about that study. A friend of mind has it, maybe i'll snag it form her.

Rebecca and Travis said...

Mom told me about your blog and I am LOVING all the pics of little Emma!! Keep them coming!

Aubrie said...

I had no idea you had a blog until just now! I hope you keep updating, especially when you move!

Karla said...

Hi Katie! I found your blog today, and I love it! I don't have any little girls yet, but I loved reading your post about your prayers for Emma. She is so precious!