11.07.2010

"Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

God thinks that we are special even if the world doesn’t. He sees our inward beauty like no one else. That is why I love this saying, Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder . I read a book called “You Are Special” by Max Lucado, who is a Christian writer . The book was about a town of wooden people, who judged others by placing stickers on them. Star stickers meant that you were a talented person and dots meant that you were not very talented, in the town’s eyes. Punchinello, who was one of the wooden people, did not have any stars instead he had dots. He struggled to do tricks like jumping astoundingly high, but he just got dots for what he did. One day Punchinello met a girl who had no stickers at all! He questioned her about how she didn’t have any stickers. She explained to him that the stickers wouldn’t stick to her and that everyday she went to see the wood carver, who had carved everyone in the town. So Punchinello went to see the wood carver. The wood carver lovingly told Punchinello that he was special to him and that if he came to see him everyday, sooner or later the stickers wouldn’t stick because he would trust what he said and not what the town said.
I think that this is a good example of the saying; Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder, because the wood carver looked at Punchinello’s beautiful inside but the town looked at the outside. This book confirms the fact that God focuses on our inward beauty, not our outward beauty. -Ellen, South Carolina

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I Timothy 4:12

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