Monday, September 04, 2006

Real Beauty

I have only ever heard one song from Kendall Payne, even though I bought her CD Jordan's Sister a few months ago. So, finally having some time on my hands, I read her lyrics just a couple minutes ago, to her song "Supermodels" and I want to share them with you:

"The summer sun has come to stay
"Bikinis, tans, outrageous legs
"They're all retarded and they all look the same
"And Barbie's body's melting down
"On her face a big fat frown
"Because "Mr. Cellulite" just moved into town
Well, me and B, we hate supermodels
It's not that we know anyone personally
It's just that I'm tired of being compared

"The boys they come here
"With expectations for the summer
"And I refuse to take any part of this barbaric ritual
"Because God has given me a mind
"That I will use from time to time
"And I've got more on my head than what's made by Paul Mitchell

(Repeat Chorus)

"Was it worth the tears you cried to fit the size?

"Think it over once or twice
"What lasts longest in this life
"Character or rock hard thighs?
"And in the end do you believe that beauty lies in what you see?
"Because if you do then, baby
"You've been deceived.

(Repeat Chorus twice) End.

Proverbs 31:30 says, "Charm is deceitful, beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord shall be praised."

Peter said, "Do not let your adorning be external--the braiding of hair, the wearing of gold, or the putting on of clothing-- but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious. For this is how the holy women who hoped in God used to adorn themselves, by submitting to their husbands, as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord. And you are her children, if you do good and do not fear anything that is frightening."

(Please note that submission has more than one aspect to it: not only as an authority figure but also as a protector [Ephesians 5:23] and one in whom identity is secured. For unmarried women, the One who provides such things is Jesus Himself. For the married women, it is the husband, as Jesus has given him authority.)

A woman who finds her worth in following God need not worry about receiving accolades from wicked men--she has the praise of her Maker, and that is all that counts.