One of ‘One Directions’ successful songs is ‘What makes you beautiful’!
Yet with a little bit of creativity we can hear God our loving father singing it to us!
After all we are made in His image and likeness and yet many of us walk about with our heads down feeling ugly and unloved!
Fortunately God sees differently and we too can learn to see ourselves and others differently by simple allowing ourselves to be loved just the way we are!
Don’t need make-up, to cover up
Being way that you are is enough
These lines hit me!
But when you smile at the ground it ain’t hard to tell
You don’t know, oh oh
You don’t know you’re beautiful
And I’m sure others can relate. Failures and disappointments in life can hurt us and affect how we see ourselves. We find it hard to accept love, to forgive ourselves, to smile!
Instead we become shy and socially awkward. We live in the shadows!
Yet God sings
If only you saw what I can see
You’ll understand why I want you so desperately
Right now I’m looking at you and I can’t believe
You don’t know, oh oh
You don’t know you’re beautiful, oh oh
That’s what makes you beautiful
There is something profound in the last line! Not knowing that you are beautiful makes you beautiful! It catches elements of mystical theology and the dark night of the soul while being sung by ‘One direction’ who are less known for mysticism!! 😂😂😘
So God continues to sing to us
So come on, you got it wrong
To prove I’m right, I put it in a song
I don’t know why, you’re being shy
And turn away when I look into your eye eye eyes
Again how profound! How many turn away from God’s eyes because they cannot accept His love.
And what’s the answer? Forgiveness and especially forgiving oneself for all the pains of life. It’s not about being perfect but about being humble!
Today God is singing this song to you! He is not blaming you or accusing you but is smiling on you!
He desires to light up your life! He desires to heal your wounds, to restore your hope, to get to know Him personally!
So as you listen to this song and think about the words why not give yourself a break!
You are a child of God just like everybody else and He thinks you’re beautiful just the way you are!
You don’t need drugs, alchohol, sex, wealth etc. to cover the pain! You just need your loving heavenly dad!
Today may we all come to realise just how beautiful we are and may we get rid of all the masks and insecurities that hide our true beauty!
Have a beautiful day!