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Be Your Beautiful Self

Midweek Study with Pastor Edith
July 12, 2023

"Be Your Beautiful Self"

I have been enjoying a little more time with the grandkids this week and it has been a learning experience. I love sharing with them songs, stories and especially Bible stories. At the same time, they love teaching me a thing or two about how they perceive life to be and God’s hand in it all. We were at the table playing a rousing game of slap jack when the youngest, who is 4, started singing a song about wishing she were a beautiful singing rock star. Her cousin, who is 6, pipes up immediately and says, “How about just being your own beautiful self? God made you, that should be good enough”.

Wow! I just sat there, shuffling cards and smiling while nodding my head. Psalm 139:13-14 puts it beautifully; “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”. So, the next time you check your hair before you head out the door and take a second look at the flaws you think you see, remember, “just be your own beautiful self, smile and know God made you and loves you. Someone you may meet in the next 24 hours, might need that encouragement too.