Monday, 15 July 2013

Day 12: ugly grace

"Le laid peut être beau..." Paul Gaugin ...the ugly can be beautiful.
Today's devotional reflected on beauty and caused me to ponder the ugliness of life in a new way...

Ann says,

"In Christian circles, we elevate what we deem beautiful, endeavour to create spheres of pristine beauty and perhaps rightly so for 'whatever is good, pure, lovely, think on these things..'

"but" she says,

"what if what we regard as ugly, unlovely, is in Jesus, made lovely...because somewhere, underneath the grime of this broken world, everything has the radiant fingerprints of God on it."

She asks the question- aren't the ugly things part of the gift list too? 

God is always good and we are always loved even when what may appear ugly.

Thank You that You make my scars and sufferings beautiful in Jesus.

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