Lizzie Velasquez has been labeled the world’s ugliest woman. She was born premature and lives with an undiagnosed condition that makes her look different. Years ago Lizzie saw a video that had gone viral. In it, the cruel title had been revealed. All the comments on the video were negative, destructive and evil. She read through them and began to plan her retaliation. And her anger was justified. But God gave her a message that shows us all, a better way.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139:14
This girl is my hero! Living in such a vain society she has been able to turn off the noise and hear God’s voice for herself. Her identity is secure and she has found a way to turn her “ugliness” into beauty. Her message is simple, her invitation wise, her heart golden. She is truly, truly beautiful.
Watch and learn. Because it’s time for you to turn whatever is ugly in your life, into beauty.
One of my favorite authors in his most read book: Beauty Will Save the World: Rediscovering the Allure and Mystery of Christianity by Brain Zahnd.