Did you know that nothing can separate you from the Love of God?
I just ran across a story where a niche dating website called “BeautifulPeople.com” is coming under fire for its recent actions. You might be able to tell from the web address that this is supposed to be a website where beautiful people can connect with other beautiful people.
To become a member, you post some pictures and enough members have to vote for you in order to allow you to join the site. They are coming under fire because right after the holidays, some 5,000 members were ejected from the site for packing on a few pounds over the holidays. When a company spokesman was asked about it he said, “It’s our job to keep the “Riff-Raff” off the site, after all, they are a website for beautiful people.”
As I thought more deeply about the idea of a site for beautiful people, I was reminded that in reality, none of us is all that beautiful. We each have physical traits that are unappealing, character flaws that keep us from achieving, and even habits that repel others, but even though we are not that beautiful all the time, we can remember what God told the children of Israel during a time when they simply were not very beautiful, obedient or loving.
Even in spite of all of their flaws, God said, “Yea, I have loved you with an everlasting love!” Now that is true love coming from a Beautiful God!
Think about it, and have a wonderful day!
John Mark Caton, Ph.d