Five Minute Friday: Beautiful

Beauty is recklessly abandoned

Beautiful feet

Beautiful is recklessly abandoned and never over-rated. It's free and precious like gold but even more - it's not for sale.

Beautiful is dressed in filthy rags and clothed in the glory of Christ. Free from worry and self-awareness, beauty is open for all the beholders who will be held.

Beautiful are the cracked feet of the young pastor who sits for 48 hours in a week to learn more good news: that prosperity isn't for the rich or the privileged but for the sheep who feed on simple bread. Or rice.

Beautiful is the Word of God, unadulterated, un-Americanized, uncultured, unearned and unending. It's the truth taught as it's written, as it is spoken, as the Spirit intends. It's no guile or greed or creed or ritual. No strings, just nails and a cross.

Beautiful is all the earth as God created it. All the people as He redeems them. All the goodness of a small town church who cares for your children and prays 24/7 for 3 weeks so you can go and see more of it - more of the beauty that needs no adornment.

Beautiful is the bride of Christ in all her workings. The hands and the feet and the mouth and the legs.

Beautiful is the smile that speaks every language.


{This is the first time I've touched my computer in over 3 weeks, and I can't think of a more perfect way to break fast than with the beauty-writers at Five Minute Friday. Check out Lisa-Jo's to join us.}