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"Jack and I dated for six years, and it wasn’t until our premarital counseling with you that we became intimately aware of each other. So now with eyes wide open, we will be married in two months."

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The Beauty of a Woman

See Beauty? See God.

Beauty shows us God. Beauty is the truest reflection of God. God can be described in a lot of different ways, but if He is not called beautiful, His essence has been missed. Beauty is the deepest expression of who God is.  One thing I asked of the Lord, to dwell in the house of the Lord forever and behold His beauty.  Psalm 27:4

It is the nature of a woman to be, and radiate beauty.  In her mind, emotions, spirit, body, relationships, and creativity, each woman has beauty simply by being who she is. Like God, it is the core of who she is.

The Power of Beauty

Beauty is powerful beyond measure. Beauty has sparked land wars, crime, fits of jealousy,  and the majority of murders every year in America. Beauty has also been the catalyst for why men write songs, play sports, take risks, build buildings, conquer new land, get sober and the list goes on. Beauty in women have inspired the worst and the best in others, but always a passionate response.

Beauty Relaxes us

A woman at rest is comfortable to be with. She is comfortable in her feminine beauty. She is enjoyable to be with. She is lovely. In her presence your heart stops holding its breath. You relax and believe it’s all going to be alright.

A woman might be physically beautiful to look at, but only when she’s at rest is she comfortable to be with. This is why a woman who is striving is so disturbing to be with. A woman not at rest tells the world, be tense and alert, something could go wrong at any moment.

Beauty Invites us to life

Recall what it is like to hear a truly beautiful piece of music. It captures you; you want to sit down and just drink it in. The same is true for a beautiful garden, or scene in nature. You want to enter in, explore it, partake of it, feast upon it.

When something is “captivating” it draws you in, holds your attention, you can’t look away, you want to spend time with it. These are all the responses God wants from us. A woman wants these responses also. Beauty invites us to partake of life.

The Christian group, Mercy Me sings these lyrics in their song: I Can Only Imagine

Surrounded by Your glory, what will my heart feel

Will I dance for You Jesus or in awe of you be still

Will I stand in Your presence or to my knees will I fall

Will I sing hallelujah, will I be able to speak at all

I can only imagine

I can only imagine

Beauty Nourishes.

Our souls thirst to be nourished. A woman’s breast is among the loveliest of all God’s works, and it is with her breast that she nourishes a baby. The way beauty nourishes us.

A woman’s body is one of the most beautiful of all creations. It nourishes, offers life. She is a profound metaphor for beauty itself.

CS Lewis said – we do not merely want to see beauty, we want something that is more – we want to be united with it, pass into it, receive it into ourselves.

This is why parents and grandparents think their kids are so cute they could just “eat them up.”

Every woman carries the essence of beauty. It is our job as men to make it safe enough for every woman to reveal her beauty.

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