God Don't Make Ugly

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Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good. (Genesis 1:31)

We can argue that in our world today there are huge chunks of ugliness splattered about on lonely pavements. There are endless wars, severe famines, and desolate places. Many are faced with such an alarming height of poverty while others squander riches.  An unbalanced scale. A state of disequilibrium. Wickedness. Corruption. Injustice. Prejudice. Judgment. 

You put on your television set and what you see on headlines makes you cringe. Kony 2012. Syria Under Siege. Shootings in Universities. Suicide Bomb Explosions. Women and Children Shot by Soldier. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Bullying on the Rise. Teacher Abuses Special-Needs Children. And the list goes on. 

Let's take it home to our own bodies. We don't take care of ourselves. Obesity is at an alarming high. And those who aren't obese don't like how they look. We find ways to search for deformities in our bodies. We want to covet what our neighbors own and call it ours. We don't even see the beauty within us. 

Was the world really created for such ugliness? 

As I perused the first chapter of Genesis, I stopped when I got to the verse 31. 

"Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good."

I shake my head now as I realize that what the world was made for is not what it is used for. The original idea was different. The reasons you and I were knit in our mothers' wombs was to perpetrate beauty.  Imagine if every man decides to search for the true meaning of beauty. They would find it. And if every man searches, he would be a steward of perpetrating beauty in the world. Change only comes through people who are willing to search within themselves. And change is not always massive at first, sometimes it happens one person at a time. 

It will take one person changed by God from the inside out to understand what beauty really means, and to take back the definition of beauty. Beauty is synonymous with "good." The phrase "And God saw that it was good," was written 6 times in Genesis 1.

God don't make ugly.

This is Part I of the Chronological Series.