Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Olympic Beauty

I have truly enjoyed watching the Olympics this year. The opening was spectacular! But, in today's news a story appeared that stained them to me. A little girl appeared before the 90K+ crowd and sang a song opening night. Turns out that she wasn't the actual singer. They chose a lip syncher. She was selected because she was "cute" and the actual 7 yr old singer was deemed "too unattractive" with uneven teeth and chubby face. The general music designer of the ceremonies said "The reason why little Yang was not chosen to appear was because we wanted to project the right image, we were thinking about what was best for the nation,"… "The child on camera should be flawless in image, internal feelings, and expression,". HOW SAD! When is a 7 yr. old to be judged on looks? What a sad commentary of the world we live in.

We are told daily as we watch television that we are not attractive enough. Just last night I learned that my hair was too thin, my teeth too dingy, waist too big, and skin to flawed. It is a wonder Jessie still loves me! J But daily, we are told we are not pretty or good enough, and that to be loved an accepted, we must change that.

It is my prayer that as children of God we are striving to change that! We serve the creator of this universe and He made us in HIS image! He doesn't make mistakes, but only beauty. God thinks each of us is beautiful. There will be no lip-synching in heaven! J He truly thinks you are beautiful, and loves you so much…in fact He would rather die than live without you!

Isaiah tells us God rejoices over us. Psalm 45 says He is enthralled by our beauty. Zephaniah tells u that He takes great delight in us! I am SO sorry that our world is telling little girls they are not pretty enough. But I pray that today each of us knows with full confidence…we are beautiful. We are children of God!

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