When was the last time you went bathing suit shopping? It used to be suits covered enough that you could hide your flaws. Now they’re made for girls who have a size 0 waste and a size AA breast. If you’re lucky enough to find one in your size, you discover they’re made of the tightest stretch material ever created. If you lose one part it snaps you in the backside like a rubber band.
You’ve heard of a unibrow, well these suits give you a uniboob, one boob spread equally across your chest. Muffin top is the least of your worries. You also get muffin breast, your cottage cheese thighs show, and your rear sticks out for all the world to see. What happened to the days when you could cover most of those things?
And I don’t even want to get into the discussion of what all you have to shave to fit into the current styles.
Good thing God looks at us from the inside. 1 Peter 3:4 reads, Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit which is of great worth in God’s sight. Outer beauty is fleeting. It’s what’s inside that gives you a glow and makes people want to be around you.
Wouldn’t it be great to have a mirror that looked at you from the inside? Buying a bathing suit would be easier because we wouldn’t see our outer flaws. No wrinkles, saggy bellies or gravity grabbed breasts. I say ignore the mirror. Take a look at yourself through God’s eyes. I’m sure you’ll look just fine.
Mirrors for us and glasses for everyone that looks at us that would only see the “inside.”
Amen!! There is too much emphasis on looks and body size and not nearly enough on the real person living inside that body. God made us each uniquely different – in all shapes and sizes. But, as Pastor George Spencer
reminded us on Sunday, we are to be similiar on the inside in our hearts, where is counts. Child-like (not childish) in our love and faith in God. Maybe the more child-like christians we become, the more we can begin to see the real person inside others shining brightly for God.
You got that right! Loved his sermon.