Beyond Beyoncé

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It appears that Beyoncé fans were under the mistaken impression that she does not require makeup and has amazingly perfect skin. Her “flawless” skin was exposed in some leaked photographs that revealed the real Beyoncé behind the superstar image. I’m sorry fans, but this woman is simply a human being. She has blemishes and bumps just like everyone else.  The images that showed her with less-than-absolutely-perfect-skin came from commercial and ad shoots for L’Oréal’s 2013 Feria and Infallible campaigns. Enough hatred was spewed that the site took down the photos within the hour, but not before they were snagged and posted all over the net.

Is there anyone who believes that any woman (or man) who models for magazines and advertising campaigns is as flawless as they appear? Apparently the answer to that is ‘yes’.

Do we sometimes fall into the trap of believing that other people are REALLY faithful to God and we are just spiritual weaklings in comparison? Maybe we think we could never be as godly or as committed as another believer. We would admit that everyone sins, but we think our sin is worse than can be found in other people’s closets.

There has only been ONE FLAWLESS human being and His name is Jesus!

Hebrews 9:14 says that Jesus “offered Himself without blemish to God, cleanse our consciences from dead works to serve the living God”.

1 Peter 1:19 reminds us that we were redeemed “with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without defect or blemish.”

The flawless Jesus was nailed to a cross. Wicked men gathered around the cross to ridicule and torment Him could hear Him praying for God to forgive them. They heard him promise a thief that he would be in paradise along with him that very day. They heard him say, “It is finished” and saw the sky turn black. Three days later the stone was rolled away and the Savior was raised. Jesus IS the Resurrection! He reigns with the Father and will return for His Bride, the church, on that great day.

Therefore, dear friends, while you wait for these things, make every effort to be found at peace with Him without spot or blemish. ~2 Peter 3:14 

When I think about the flawless Jesus in His glorious perfection I’m not surprised by the blemishes of Beyoncé … nor my own. Take your blemishes and imperfections to Jesus and let Him make you new. He won’t just airbrush them away or cover them up, He will remove them when we follow our faith into obedience.

Having been buried with Him in baptism, you were also raised with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead. ~Colossians 2:2

Thanks for reading.  JD

 

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