Wednesday, November 5, 2008

May We First Love Others

I knew a girl growing up who was more than slightly overweight and rather plain looking by society's standards. She always felt that judgment and never felt fully accepted by the boys in town - never felt that she was "worth much" as a girl. One day in her late teens, she met a young man who went home and told his mother, "I've just seen the most beautiful girl in the world." About a year later, they were married - and now she glories in her womanhood. 

This woman now is still overweight and rather plain looking. The world still would look at her and say, "She's nothing special," but she knows differently because someone else knows differently. 

"We love him, because he first loved us." (1 John 4:19)

May we first love others.


Sarah said...

That is a simple yet beautiful message Ray.

Christy said...

It is amazing what love and acceptance can do.

Kalola said...

Bless you for posting that.

Mama D said...

Profound in its simplicity and wonder.

It reminds me of your caterpillar / butterfly analogy. Have you posted about that yet?