I confess, I enjoy watching make-up application videos. It’s really enlightening (no pun intended!), and it’s also transforming in incredible ways! The “before” and “after” pictures are pretty amazing! The ladies doing the videos show how to apply, how to smudge, and how to make the most of every beauty mark on your face! Their instructions tell you how to look your best.
But as I was reading the book of John recently, I came to this verse and I thought this is the best description of a “beauty mark.” It says,
By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples,
if ye have love one to another.
This is the Lord’s instructions to us as to how to be the most attractive Christian. It’s wrapped up in one word in verb form – LOVE.
When you’ve been hurt – LOVE.
When you feel neglected – LOVE.
When you’re misunderstood – LOVE.
When you are mistreated – LOVE.
When you don’t know what else to do – LOVE.
Christ’s love, shown in His strength gives glory to Him, because we can’t love like that in our own flesh. Think about all the places we could apply this beauty:
- At home
- At work
- In the grocery store
- In traffic!
- In political situations
- On Social media
It might be easier to get up and head out the door without applying makeup, but it’s not very pretty, is it? On a higher plane, we need to stop and take time to apply Christ’s love to every situation so that we represent our Savior well.
Get in the Word – Learn of His love
Pray – Ask for His love
Go – Look for ways to demonstrate His love!
Will you wear the beauty of His love today? Who needs to see it most?