Today's Five-Minute-Friday word is: Beautiful
I am blessed to be surrounded by beauty. I realize this as I see it everyday.
Not everyone would agree with my perspective of beauty.
We have a beautiful home, but none of it, nor any of our belongings, have been designed or decorated by well-known designers. Well, OK, other than the "named" purse I've been fortunate to have for the last month or so. But our home is beautiful, and welcoming, and it's home.
I look out the windows of our home, and I see waves of green flowing in the fields. I believe the mountains are beautiful, I love the beach for it's beauty as well, but, there is beauty to be found in the Midwest too, believe it or not.
I look in the mirror, and I don't always see beauty. In fact, more times than not, I see flaws, imperfections, things I'd like to have different. But when my husband sees me, he sees beauty, and that's important to me. And I treasure that. Immensely.
When Christ sees me, I realize He created me -- flaws and imperfections and all. But He created me in His image. I view Christ as beautiful -- broken, and beautiful. Which means, if I am created in Christ's image, I am beautiful.
And that's the most important way I choose to view myself. Beautiful, not in my eyes, nor in my husband's eyes, but in Christ's eyes.