Thursday, February 02, 2006

Beautiful People!

In my time in Ohio I have noticed a very funny thing about people. I have been wondering when I might make some friends. What I didn't notice was that I already had. They just weren't like my friends in Sterling (meaning, 20 somethings single, or young married couples). Another things that I have noticed is that people who aren't as good looking as society thinks they should be, sometimes make the nicest friends. I won't mention names or specifics but one lady that I have met is just the sweetest person ever. She isn't good looking by the world's standards (overweight, facial hair, etc). She asks about my life and watches out for me. She isn't attractive or someone of high importance but my life has been made better through the brief interaction we have had. She is the person that I wish I were like, not the skinny blonde, with whom I have contact, who is consistently rude and doesn't have time to even say hello. So, why do I, as a woman, spend so much time pursuing outward beauty, because in my experience that is NOT at all what counts! I realize that this may be a bit of a deep subject for this early in the morning and that I just may be slow in this discovery. Some of the most beautiful people I know are ugly by the world's standards.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Your blog entry made me think of a devotional I tore out of Our Daily Bread several years ago. I just ran across it again a few days ago. Here it is:

There are two types of people in the world," someone once said, "those who come into a room and say, 'Here I am!' and those who come in and say, 'Ah, there you are!'"

How different are those two approaches! One says, "Look at me! I need attention"; the other says,"Tell me about yourself." One says, "I'm important"; the other says, "You are important." One says,"The world revolves around me"; the other says, "I'm here to serve you."

Wouldn't it be great to be known as that second kind of person--someone others love to have around? Someone who displays the love of Christ openly and unashamedly?

The New Testament gives us some practical suggestions about gecoming the kind of person who demonstrates Christ's love. We are told to give preference to one another, edify one another, care for one another, serve one another, bear one another's burdens, forgive one another, comfort one another, and pray for one another.

People with a heart for God have a heart for people.
Love, Mom