11 April 2008
Below are the lyrics to another Bethany Dillon song. It's one of my favorites for a lot of reasons. I think as a society we put entirely too much emphasis on outward appearance. This could include: hair, color, height, weight, clothes, eyes, and teeth. In each of those categories we could add five to ten more topics like color, size, and corrective items. We should be looking at people on the inside.
There is a classic question where people ask you if you would rather be blind or deaf. Well obviously people would not necessarily choose either. I get caught. I would choose deaf because I know sign language and could still communicate. However anyone who knows me knows that if I'm not listening to music I'm singing or humming or drumming a beat with my fingers. Music is part of who I am. I couldn't give that up. But to be blind would mean giving up the beauty of God's creation. The details hidden inside of a single flower. However, to be blind would be to gain a great advantage. You would be able to get to know people for who they are not what they look like. Think about how many people we pass each day that we don't meet because they don't meet our "criteria."
I fell into this pit as have many others. I based what I thought I should look like on how society thought I should look. It doesn't work. Eventually you lose a part of yourself. For me it was a huge part.
Now most days I can look in the mirror and feel beautiful. But on the days that I don't. I remember that I am beautiful in His eyes and that's all that matters. "Red and yellow, black, and white; they are precious in His sight...."
On my bathroom mirror is written..."Stop criticizing His creation!" -It works every time. I'm His!
Remember you are His and think about the true meaning of this song. He makes you beautiful. He makes you quite enough and He makes you worthy of love.:
I was so unique
Now I feel skin deep
I count on the make-up to cover it all
Crying myself to sleep cause I cannot keep their attention
I thought I could be strong
But it's killing me
Does someone hear my cry?
I'm dying for new life
I want to be beautiful
Make you stand in awe
Look inside my heart, and be amazed
I want to hear you say
Who I am is quite enough
Just want to be worthy of love
Sometimes I wish I was someone other than me
Fighting to make the mirror happy
Trying to find whatever is missing
Won't you help me back to glory
You make me beautiful
You make me stand in awe
You step inside my heart,
and I am amazed
I love to hear You say
Who I am is quite enough
You make me worthy of love and
(Bethany Dillon- Beautiful)