“I have nothing to wear!” are always my words when I have someplace to go. My clothes are stuffed in my closet, mind you, but I have not one thing to put on! Feel me? You’ve been there too and probably uttered these very words this morning!
The endless mounds of rubble and debris lined the narrow street of what had once been the site of many of my fondest childhood memories. A visual example of ruin and destruction sprawled in front of me. Hurricane Michael had ravaged my father’s boyhood homeplace, the place we always came “home” too! It seemed unfathomable that it would never look the same again as it had been rendered all but unrecognizable. My heart sank as I sat gazing through the windshield and I couldn’t help but brush away the warm tears that trickled down my cheeks. I commented how grateful I was that my father wasn’t alive to see the nightmare-ish sight in front of me, and that I knew it would have broken his heart.
How many of you check under the memories tab on your Facebook? You know the one I am talking about; it will have the status or picture you posted 7 years ago on this day and even will sometimes tell you who you friended on that day.
Leah, the subject of her father’s deception, was to live out her life married to a man who did not love her. Her husband, Jacob, did not choose her, nor did he want her. Every day Leah faced the grim reality that her husband loved and desired her younger sister Rachel.
Recently I was talking with someone and they shared about how our eyes lead us. Where we look, what we look at–ultimately that is where we are going.
I would usually start a blog post with some enticing story or hookline. But when you’re feeling broken…
When there’s a thirst. When there’s a longing. When it feels like someone sucker-punched you in the chest or placed a 50 pound weight over your lungs… You don’t want enticing stories or a hookline. You want relief. And I don’t blame you.
“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” is a famous quote meaning that the perception of beauty is subjective. God, being our Creator, is our ultimate beholder. Have you ever wondered what His eyes see when He looks at you? Does HE find you beautiful? What is His definition of beauty? He is calling us to arise and to show this beauty given to us!