SWEETPEA BEAUTY. (February 10, 2013)
Tonight I decided to watch Veggie Tales. I had no real reason, except that I was bored & Veggie Tales is the cutest kids show ever. But unexpectedly, God spoke to me.
This past Wednesday in small groups, we talked about being a Proverbs 31 woman. It was extremely timely because I’ve been extremely self-conscious lately. To be 100% honest, I’ve gained weight, my acne is getting worse no matter what I do, and most days, I just don’t feel pretty like I used to.
When we read Proverbs 31 on Wednesday night, it was almost as if it went in one ear and out the other. Selective hearing, whatever you want to call it, I tuned out most of the passage. The only one I remember hearing is Proverbs 31:30… ‘Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears The Lord is to be praised.’
Despite hearing the verse, I wasn’t really listening. I had heard it so many times before, I had forgotten how much truth there was to it. Somehow it sounded different coming out of SweetPea Beauty’s mouth.
I know she’s only a cartoon vegetable, but from the moment I started watching, SweetPea Beauty was everything I’ve ever wanted to be. She was a Proverbs 31 woman… Or vegetable or something… but she was beautiful because she had a beautiful heart.
When she read Proverbs 31:30 to Prince Larry, I literally just sat there in awe of my God. His timing is so perfect, and once again, He spoke so clearly to my heart. Physical beauty will fade, but the heart is what really matters. As I think about it, it’s almost crazy to me that I could forget this simple truth. I see it over and over and over again in my life. The most beautiful people I have ever met are beautiful because they radiate Jesus. And unfortunately, some of the most physically beautiful women I have ever met, I no longer find beautiful because I have seen their hearts. This verse is proven from both sides of the spectrum.
Although I was completely overwhelmed by SweetPea Beauty, the best part was Snoodlerella. She had braces and acne and she felt ugly. Society told her she was ugly. She would never live up to their standards. Snoodlerella portrayed every single teenage girl at some point. We’ve all been there. We’ve all felt ugly.
But I choked back tears as The King danced with Snoodlerella. He told her she was beautiful. He told her she was cherished. He told her she was fearfully and wonderfully made. He told her he loved everything about her.
As much as I can read about those things in The Bible, it was such an awesome visual of how God feels about us.
Ladies that are reading this, please listen. God loves you. Despite every flaw and imperfection, He loves you. You are so so beautiful. I am so so beautiful.
Psalm 45:11 says, ‘The King is enthralled with your beauty; honor Him, for He is your Lord.’
All of this is why I posted a picture of myself without makeup on tonight. I needed to make this firm in my heart. I needed to prove it to myself. To prove it to myself that I am beautiful. I am a peculiar treasure. I am His.
And in the words of Bob and Larry, God made me special and He loves me very much!
P.S. On a lighter note, I got so many giggles out of this episode.
- QWERTY got a voice chip and can talk… Say what?!
- Some of the veggies have hands now!
- They video-chatted (yes, I said video-chatted) with a girl who thought she was ugly because she had glasses and braces. Before they ended the call, Larry said, ‘Hey Lauren! I like your grill!’
Keeping up with the times, I guess.