Artistry of Beauty and Grace

img_0004.jpgby Rachel Marie

Grace?  Beauty?  Artistry?  God’s Masterpiece?  Me???

Yes.  Yes, indeed.  If you’re female, I’m talking to you.  And I’d like to share with you an honest, precious and beautiful truth.  Truth that can never be changed or altered, because it came straight from the Creator of Beauty and Grace, and of Love and Life.  Truth that should be forever treasured and held in sacred esteem.  Truth that calls sweetly and clearly for women of all walks, ages and statuses of life to rise and shine; to rise above whatever culture and fashion may scream, and to shine as a bright star — because the light of truth cannot be dimmed by mortal means.

It’s the truth that you are God’s greatest gift to man.  You hold value that nothing else can ever compare with.  You are the Master Designer’s most obvious manifestation of beauty and charm… the kind of beauty and charm that doesn’t fade, or lose it’s attraction–because it’s from within.   You are precious.  You are unique.  You are beautiful.  You are a glorious masterpiece. (Psalm 45:13)

(To be continued)

Despite whatever you may have heard or learned, you are not an after-thought.  You are here because the Almighty knew you were needed, and wanted, and loved.  You were not a last-minute decsion, as you may have wondered.  Your creation was saved until the end to signify to the world that without you, there would be an empty place that would never be filled.  You are given an ability and honor and responsibility that is yours only— service and love to mankind, and the nurture and affectionate, tender care of new life. 

Noah Webster’s 1828 American Dictionary of the English Language defines the word “feminine” just beautifully:

FEM’ININE, a.[Fr. feminin; L. femininus, from femina, woman. The first syllable may be and probably is from wemb or womb, by the use of f for w; the b not being radical. The last part of the word is probably from man, quasi, femman, womb-man.]
1. Pertaining to a woman, or to women, or to females;
2. Soft; tender; delicate.
3. Effeminate; destitute of manly qualities.

You are special in God’s eyes, now and forever.  He loves you with an everlasting love.  And His love gently pleads with you not to forget that the value and honor He has placed on you holds great responsibility — but not impossibility. Remember, He is more than able to make you what He wants you to be.(Ephesians 3:20)
You must only be willing.  (II Corinthians 8:12
Be willing to see yourself as His handmaiden. (Luke 1:38, Acts 2:18
Be willing to accept and overcome the challenges that may face you. (I John 5:4&5
Be willing to be feminine, and to love it with all your heart. (Colossians 3:22)