Okay, so that’s not the actual title of the song…BUT it is true. Remember or perhaps learn for the first time that in the eyes of Christ we are beautiful.
When He looks at us He sees beauty beyond compare. He rescued us in our brokenness and ugliness to heal us and make us whole.
We have forever been changed by Him. But we forget about that far too often. He tells us over and over how beautiful we are, how much we’re worth to Him, but we just smile and look at the ground never really believing him.
I’m not gonna lie, but I’m sorta preaching to myself right now. I look at my life and see nothing BUT brokenness and I fail to remember just how much I mean to Him.
One line as I listen to the song just stuck out to me.
If only you saw what I can see, you’ll understand why I want you so desperately. Right now I’m looking at you and I can’t believe you don’t know you’re beautiful.
I took out some of the words to shorten it, but that’s it. I listened to it and it just stuck out.
I can just see my Jesus standing and looking at me and saying that.
“If only you could see what I can see right now. If you could see, then you’d know why I spend so much time chasing you, why I suffered so for you. I’m looking at you, and I can’t believe that you don’t know nor believe that you’re beautiful.”
There was a second line that really stuck out to me.
Everyone else in the room can see it, everyone else but you.
OH MY WORD, HOW TRUE THAT IS!!
It happens far too often to me, I don’t know about you guys but I’m always so desperate to know just what others and God think of me!
Do people really care about me? Do they actually, legitimately care?
Can I be honest with you right now? Sometimes I just need people to tell me: “Yes, I do care about you. I would miss you if we stopped talking or something happened to you.”
Sometimes I just need it. Of course it’s also partially on me because I don’t always tell people I care about and love them. Not nearly as much as I should. In fact I think tomorrow I shall text a few of my friends and tell them.
But most of the time, everyone else can see just how much people care about you. I learned that this summer with Upward Bound. A lot of the students there really care about me and enjoy my presence, but they’ve never said anything…and so that leaves me wondering you know?
However ask someone how much people care about or like a particular person they can tell you a lot. See everyone else really does know!
It’s a total conspiracy!
Okay, so it’s not a conspiracy at all, but that’s the basis of this message!
You, as a human being are incredibly beautiful to God and rarely do we remember that. Also don’t forget that people will almost never tell you just how much you mean to them. But remember that you don’t tell people just how much they mean to you either, so go do it! As I’ve written before when we change we inspire others to change, you tell people how much they mean to you, I think they’ll start to tell others how much they mean to them.
We have the capabilities to make the world realize just how beautiful they truly are and how much they’re valued.
And now without further ado, What Makes You Beautiful by One Direction!