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Hide-the-Word Wednesday: A Masterpiece in the Mirror?

Yesterday was the first day of our homeschool and we are starting our Bible lessons with the Book of Genesis.  The creation story is familiar, though I still have a hard time remembering what was created when.  I do remember that, at the end of each day, God looked at what He’d made and “saw that it was good.”  Actually, on the sixth day, after He’d created man in His image, “God saw all that He had made, and it was very good.”

Later in the day, I thought about how we image-bearers (especially the female segment), often dispute that divine declaration.  We look in the mirror with dismay at the kinks He put in our hair, or the curls He left out.  We frown at the shape of the lips He carved and the nose He sculpted.  And we say, “It is not good.”

Why should we believe that any hair texture, skin tone, or bone structure is better than another?  Why would we limit the definition of beauty when God’s design is so magnificently diverse?  Why are we more willing to believe cultural standards than the Creator of the universe?

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.  ~Psalm 139:13

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What can you start to appreciate about the way God made you?

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Hide-the-Word Wednesday: The Eye of the Beholder

I have to say, there’s nothing like a fresh application of lipstick to change my outlook on life.  And a good hair day is, in fact, a good day to me.  I believe it also blesses my husband when I pay attention to my appearance. But there is more to true beauty than lipstick and the perfect coif.

Do not let your adornment be merely outward—arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel— rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.

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Where do you go to be reminded of how God sees you?

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