Thursday, October 15, 2009

You are so Beautiful























This weekend, I am very blessed to journey to wild and rural Alaska with a group of 5th and 6th grade girls from my church. A team of women have come together with a passion for these unique and wondrous creatures who will become our next generation. We want so much for them and recognize that they are faced with challenges that we were not. We are especially concerned that they grow up loving and valuing themselves and accepting the differences they see in each other. We want them to see themselves through God's loving eyes and not through the eyes of a culture obsessed by outward beauty, designer labels, the cult of celebrity, and a constant push toward an ideal of perfection that is unattainable. Please pray that we will have a joyous time celebrating what God has created in each one of us. We are all so beautiful and so are you.

Look deeply today. See the beauty of all of the women in your life and in the world around you. Many of these women are struggling with hatred for themselves, for their bodies. Hold them lovingly in your heart. Tell someone that they are beautiful.

10 comments:

Roy said...

You are so beautiful
To me...
You ARE so beautiful
To me...
Can't you see...
You're everything I hoped for...
You're everything I need...
You are so beautiful...
toooooo me.

When I hear Joe Cocker sing this, I cry. It's as if God is singing it to me. Now I sing it to you, Rebecca, and all the women (and all men who are comfortable with their feminine side) and mothers and daughters who lived, are living, and yet to be born.

Nichol said...

I will do just that...

love you
(ps...great picture!)

Rebecca Johnson said...

Roy, Thank you for loving so generously. Love...

kigen said...

Rebecca, the joy on your daughter's face is exquisite beyond measure, Hugs!

Rebecca Johnson said...

Kigen, Now how did you know that was my daughter? : )

kigen said...

The genius, the spontaneity, the ability to fly! ((-:

Crayons said...

Hi Rebecca,
I'm visiting you from Anchors and Masts. I'm so happy to have found your blog. I feels like a spiritual space right away, and that counts a lot. Also, you are a good and careful writer, two things that are sometimes difficult to find in Blog Land. Finally, what beautiful photos! My favorite part of this post is the last paragraph. I'll be sure to come back again. Happy blogging.
Caroline

Tess said...

I just KNOW your time will have been joyous in this wonderful adventure.

Rebecca Johnson said...

Hi Crayons,
So happy to have you here! Its so affirming to have you say that the space feels spiritual. It's certainly what I hope for. I popped over to your site and loved your art. How fun to use crayons! I will always, always, always love the smell of crayons and the feel of them in my hand. Maybe you use special ones, not the ones that I used in third grade. : ) Please come again. I look forward to your next art adventure. : )

Rebecca Johnson said...

Hi Tess,

As you have probably seen by my last post, it was heavenly!

Love...