Wednesday, June 1, 2011

A Day in the Life of a Poolshark

This past week as we were walking around the rainy streets of Montana, I found myself singing songs to keep my spirits up. Randomly, a favorite song of mine from five or six years ago popped into my head and I began to sing:
"Never could see past the skin
They make you believe
Beauty's from within
Don't know why
'cause it's just natural."
As soon  as I finished the refrain, I stopped in my tracks. I couldn't believe the words that had just come out of my mouth! My mind was immediately drawn to a scripture mastery verse that I had memorized more than eight years ago. 
"But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for [the LORD seeth] not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart." 1 Samuel 16:7
For the first time ever, I had considered the message of one of my all-time favorite songs and was appalled at how vain it was. I thought about the state of society and about how so much rests upon our physical appearance. How comforting it is to know that the Lord looks past all that, that he see's us and loves us for our hearts and our goodness. "Remember, the worth of souls is great in the sight of God." DC 18:10.

Let us all practice this Godly attribute and love and judge people the way God does. I'm working hard to develop this charity to see and love people as God does!

1 comment:

  1. This reminds me of a Primary song that goes, 'if you don't walk like most people do some people walk away from you...' the song goes on to talk about people if you don't talk like others do that others will laugh at you. My favorite part of the song comes at the end when it tells you that Jesus walked away from none, that he gave his love to everyone. It is an awesome feeling knowing our Savior loves us in spite of our outward appearances.