To All Women : Beauty

Beauty is transcendent. It is our most immediate experience of the eternal. Think of what it's like to behold a gorgeous sunset, or the ocean at dawn. Remembering the ending of a great story. We yearn to linger, to experience it all our days. Sometimes the beauty is so deep it pierces us with longing. For what? For life as it was meant to me. Beauty reminds us of an Eden we have never known, but somehow know our hearts were created for. Beauty speaks of heaven to come, when all shall be beautiful. It haunts us with eternity. Beauty says, There is a glory calling to you. And if there is a glory, there is a source of glory. What great goodness could have possibly created this? What generosity gave us this to behold? Beauty draws us to God.

All these things are true for an experience of Beauty. But they are especially true when we experience the beauty of a woman - her eyes, her form, her voice, her heart, her spirit, her life. She speaks all of this far more profoundly than anything else in all creation, because she is incarnate; she is personal. It flows to us from an immortal being. She is beauty through and through.

These words are from the book "Captivating" that I'm reading for the bible study I'm going to. It's amazing how true they are to a girl's heart and how we long to be beautiful to somebody. But the really cool part about it is that God created each and every one of us women beautiful. We are the essence of God's beauty. We are the bearers of beauty. Yes, a sunset, the ocean, the mountains, don't get me wrong, they are breathtaking but God looks at us and see's something far more beautiful than anything else in the world. Now if that doesn't make you feel special and utterly delightful than I don't know what will.

My dove in the clefts of the rock, in the hiding places on the mountainside, show me your face, let me hear your voice; for your voice is sweet, and your face is lovely.
Song of Songs 2:14