Facing Beauty


Being Sarah

1 Peter 3:3-6 (CJB)

Your beauty should not consist in externals such as fancy hairstyles, gold jewelry or what you wear; rather, let it be the inner character of your heart, with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit. In God’s sight this is of great value. This is how the holy women of the past who put their hope in God used to adorn themselves and submit to their husbands, the way Sarah obeyed Avraham, honoring him as her lord. You are her daughters if you do what is right and do not succumb to fear.

The other day a beautiful, young woman came to put in some service hours for the ministry and facing her I realized something about myself:  I can face the ugly, I can face the broken, even the beautiful broken, but beauty…causes me to pull away and only…

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