Think back over your life to the times when you felt most beautiful. I have, and I was surprised to discover that my real moments of beauty resulted from something more powerful than just the combination of the right hairstyle, makeup and clothing.
I've thought of my graduation, the day someone proposed to marry me, and that moment I gave my life to Jesus.
On the day of my graduation I fussed with my hair so much that I was already 15 minutes late for the ceremony. Finally, I just put on my graduation hat and went out of the powder room with a smile. When friends see my graduation pictures today, they never comment on my hair; instead they mention the jubilant happiness showing on my face.
I felt really beautiful during those times when someone would actually talk to my Pastor about his desire to marry me. I was sickling then, I was not in a good physical appearance at all. And with all the beautiful girls surrounding him, I'd pale in comparison. But he chose me.
Eight years ago was the happiest and most important day of my life, when I gave my life to Jesus. I realized how much I have been made worthy because of the cross of Christ. I started to put a great value on my life. It made me feel so beautiful I won't trade myself to anyone else. To this day, I feel most beautiful when I am spiritually strong!
Still, I asked others about this. One friend felt most beautiful on her wedding day. Another friend said that it was when her suitor knelt down and serenade her in public! According to my aunt, t'was during her courtship with her then boyfriend, she had all his attention and he was drooling over her, hahaha. But as for Issha, she feels very beautiful every time her husband makes love with her.. (O ha, beat that! hehe.)
Here's the secret I stumbled upon when trying to solve the beauty puzzle. The situations in my life in which I felt beautiful were all different, but love was the common denominator that transformed me, not the outer trappings: Love for my studies, love from a man, love for and from God. This is perhaps the most important beauty lesson I have ever learned ----Love has the power to transcend our physical limitations.
Soooo.. when did you feel most beautiful? :)