Did you know you are beautiful?
You are beautiful when you laugh,
You are beautiful when you weep,
You are beautiful when you worship
You are beautiful when you pray…especially when you pray one for another
You are beautiful when you speak wisdom
You are beautiful in so many ways.
Oh I know you have ugly moments
(Ugly is a synonym for mean in the south. I bet I’ve said a million times to my children, ‘Don’t you be ugly’. They know it has nothing to do with looks it’s all about the heart).
I know you think ugly thoughts sometimes
I know you say ugly things sometimes
I know you feel ugly towards others
I know ugly things have happened in your life, some by your own hand
I know you give ugly looks sometimes
But I see the beauty…
Why? Because I know the one who rode into town on Palm Sunday to cheers and beauty and then suffered a very ugly death that led to a beautiful resurrection that made even the ugliest heart pure and beautiful.
That’s why I chose to see the beauty (oh don’t worry, I will call out the ugly when I see it, but my focus-where I dwell is on the beauty)
The beauty of you!
You being draped in a white robe of righteousness bought by the blood of the lamb.
I see your beauty and for those that I see physically my heart nearly bursts with joy at the sight of you!
Your beauty is staggering, because it is His beauty shining through.