Friday, May 20, 2011

"Beautiful"

(by MercyMe) Beautiful - The Generous Mr. Lovewell



"Days will come when you don't have the strength
When all you hear is you're not worth anything
Wondering if you ever could be loved
And if they truly saw your heart
They'd see too much

You're beautiful, You're beautiful
You are made for so much more than all of this
You're beautiful, You're beautiful
You are treasured, you are sacred, and you are His
You're beautiful

Praying that you have the heart to fight
'Cuz you are more than what is hurting you tonight
For all the lies you've held inside so long
They are nothing in the shadow of the cross

You're beautiful, You're beautiful
You are made for so much more than all of this
You're beautiful, You're beautiful
You are treasured, you are sacred, and you are His
You're beautiful

Before you ever took a breath
Long before the world began
Of all the wonders He possessed
There was one more precious
Of all the earth and skies above
You're the one He madly loves
Enough to die

You're beautiful, You're beautiful
In His eyes..."

This is another song that I heard a couple of times yesterday (but it wasn't on Grooveshark to put in my little player). I felt that it deserved it's own post, because it's so beautiful (no pun intended). While looking for today's video, I also discovered this video where Bart (from MercyMe) talks about the song. He explains things way better than I can, so I hope you'll click the link & watch it when you have a few minutes. A couple of things that he said really stand out to me, and I hope they encourage you, too:

"Because of Christ, we have a chance. We have worth, and we have value."

"And so I guess this song is just a simple reminder that there is a God that is so huge that He threw the stars to the night. There is a God that is so incredibly awesome that He (and only He) tells the sun where to shine. And that same God is madly in love with you! That should blow your stinkin' mind...Just know that regardless of what the world says, you are still absolutely beautiful in His eyes."

You are beautiful! I hope you believe that today. Please know that I am not trying to make this all about us. I know that our focus needs to be on Christ. But I think we would be more effective at loving others if we all believed this about ourselves. Will you join me in praying for each other about this? That as we focus on Jesus, we will see ourselves as He sees us ~ then we can love our neighbor as we love ourselves.

Amy

2 comments:

Brooke said...

definitely love these last few posts :) and i agree, if we don't love ourselves and accept His love for us, how are we supposed to share it?

Messy Mom said...

YES. That last paragraph is true. I've heard someone say "I just love it when my children come to me and tell me how wretched they are." They were being sarcastic of course. How we interact with our children helps us to have a deeper look at how God sees us, of course it is so much greater! I am definitely going to check out that link.