We live in a day and age when beauty is the all important factor in women's lives. Go to the book store or, better yet, turn on the television. You'll find that a great figure and beautiful physical features are stressed.
We Christian women are really hit hard with the beauty message. We want to be modest and drop dead gorgeous at the same time. Some girls dress immodestly to attract men because they don't think anyone could be interested in them just for their intelligence or other good qualities.
The good news is that Jesus loves us for who we are in Christ, not for our beautiful bodies. Did you ever stop to marvel, though, that Jesus was in the Garden of Eden when Adam & Eve were created? Check Genesis 1:26 and you'll read,
- "And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth."