I am passionate about the cause of beauty…I would give every breath to fight the cause of those bound into an existence that brings about a distorted image.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. A well known saying. One that resonates deep in my soul, to the very core. As I have walked my own journey, discovering the depth, gaining revelation of these very words, I find in me a compassion has been birthed that longs for every soul to know their worth.
To define beauty by one’s appearance, looks and style cheapen’s the work of the Creator Himself. Beauty is the substance of the words spoken by the most renowned artist ever to exist. Beauty is the reflection of the hands who made the subject, that crafted it into being. Hands that carefully knit each creature, every fibre uniquely positioned. Beauty is the revealing of the One who is life in us, the very breath that is poured out.
When the definition and perception of beauty become distorted, judgement flows first to our own self, then tragically is poured out on those who fall in our gaze. A spirit of comparison destroys the image of beauty, and paves the way for standards that reinforce a skin deep mindset.
In a society that invests time and money into the “beauty” industry, our eyes can rarely escape the deluge of material that reinforces false standards of beauty.
My own walk from destruction to freedom opened my eyes to more than this world can offer. An encounter with the One who is altogether lovely, with which all else pales in comparison. I look deep into His eyes and see a beauty that none can compare to. The impact of such a moment, imprinted on my heart. Given new eyes, to see from His perspective brings an awakening to beauty all around. All who fall within my vision, I see a glorious masterpiece, formed and fashioned by One who knows no limits.
To deny beauty is to deny the work of the Artist, the Creator.
I conclude, at the hands of God, ugly cannot exist, only a distorted image of beauty.