by Doug Nichols
At the Olympics opening ceremony recently, a sweet, very cute little girl of about 7, 8 or 9 sang a beautiful song with several thousand other singers. It was later revealed that the girl was only lip-synching. The real singer was off-stage, as she was not attractive enough.
The government said that it was in the interests of the nation that they use a girl to lip-synch who had a “flawless image.”
Many of us are like the girl off-camera, not good-looking at all. In fact, we look in the mirror and say, “Mirror, Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?” And the mirror answers back quite quickly and loudly, “Certainly not you!” What is really bad is when the mirror continues to talk. It said to me the other day, “You look like you’re on your way out!”
Yes, many people have flawless images, but the majority of us are flawed, maybe not in our appearances, but certainly in our lives. Praise God that He chooses the weak things of the world to confound the wise.
But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong. (1 Corinthians 1:27, nasb)
So, whatever we have, flawed or good looks, let us magnify Christ. He is the altogether lovely One!