Friday, March 30, 2012

A Letter to my Girls About Their Beauty (Part 1 of a Zillion)

The following letter intended for my girls may just as well be written to address the entire female population, myself included.
This may end up being an ongoing series of can imagine why! I certainly don't see an end to this battle in our minds anytime soon.

My Beautiful Girls,

You are beyond beautiful. The beauty that radiates from you is not your from your pretty eyes, your curls, or even your lovely smile. Your beauty is a luminescent reflection of Jesus Christ in you. You shine.
Both of you. Still, your shine is yours and yours only.

You have been told since birth that you have been created in God's perfect image. You have heard over and over that you are 'fearfully and wonderfully made'. You have been declared beautiful from the beginning. It's true. Daddy and I teach you these truths because we are madly in love with you from the inside out.

This is not what the world (TV, magazines, etc.) is telling you. They are telling you that you weren't created beautiful enough, but for a price, you can become beautiful. The media sends the message to us that we need to have a perfect nose, frizz-less hair, size 00 skinny jeans, and a host of other unreal standards. These are all lies directly from Satan, and he lies to you because he hates you.

That sounds harsh, but it's the crux of it.
God loves you.----> His Word says, "The king is enthralled by your beauty". (Ps. 45:11)
Satan doesn't love you.----> He says you aren't good enough.
See the difference? Of course you do. You are brilliant.

This is where it starts. We have to settle the issue of who to believe right now.

"...The Lord does not look at the things a man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart." 1 Samuel 16:7

I love you more than peanut butter.

1 comment:

  1. AMAZING!! Soak it up Meghan and Maddy. Wish all those Mamas watching Oprah in the afternoon to hear "her" wisdom, could hear you giving this REAL wise council straight from scripture!! I'll be your agent...