There is a scene from the movie Forest Gump where Forest discovers that he has a son.
Being overcome with joy and shock, Forest looks at his son and says, “He’s the most beautiful thing I ever saw.”
When we are born, at that moment, does God say, “That’s the most beautiful thing I ever saw.”?
I believe He does.
He created us, He formed us and He gave us life.
We are created in His image.
What could be more beautiful.
Our hereditary traits and genes offer a predisposition toward our features.
Hair color, nose, length of legs, width of shoulders, etc.
However, it is from within that beauty is determined.
(This is where a lot of men will lose interest)
Not all, but most men, determine beauty by the physical attributes.
When in fact, the discovery of true beauty is an endless expedition.
What would happen if you, you being men, developed a list of one hundred questions and sat and interviewed your wife or girlfriend?
Interview not interrogate.
Ask them anything and everything.
Find out where their heart is, what is important to her.
Find out what meal she would like to be served, in detail, not what meal she can best serve.
Ask about this, ask about that.
Until you discover the real her, you will never realize the true attribute of her beauty, her soul.
Personally, I do not believe you can make a decision to love someone nor can you make a decision not to.
And yes, I do believe in coup de foudre.
It is french for love at first sight.
Not when we first lay eyes on someone.
Nor when we see or new born children for the first time.
It is when we seek out the often undiscovered beauty that we see others as God sees them.
Flawless not fautless.
I do believe that God falls in love with us when we are born.
Actually, before we were born, He knew us.
And loved us then.
He sees the potential and allows us to discover the true beauty within ourselves and the source of beauty within others.
“You are altogether beautiful, my darling, and there is no blemish in you.” Song of Songs 4:7