The Moore American

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April 3, 2013

Being grateful that God doesn’t judge us on our appearances

MOORE — Several co-workers received floral arrangements that were delivered to the office for Easter.

They ranged from small bouquets to the elaborate. Some had candy and balloons. Others had pink and blue stuffed animals tied to the base of the vases.

There was a very small arrangement, maybe 12 inches in height but it was very full. The colors of the flowers were so vibrant it made people take a second look.

“For such a tiny thing, it sure holds a lot of beauty,” someone commented. And it was true. Not only was it extremely beautiful, but it was very fragrant, too.

“Why would anyone bother with such a tiny bouquet?” someone else said. “They might as well have not sent anything at all rather than send this miniature thing.” When this comment was made we were a little surprised. The only statement that was correct was that it was small. What this person didn’t take the time to see was the inordinate beauty this little bouquet held. Nor did this person take the time to take a whiff of the multiple fragrances emanating from this powerful arrangement.

Most of us agreed that this would make the perfect centerpiece. The flowers that came before this one was a group of three dozen roses; stunning, but so large it would have consumed every inch of the center of the table leaving room for little else.

Listening to comments on the flowers as they were delivered made me grateful that God doesn’t judge us on our appearances, but He looks at the heart.

Not all of us are blessed with bountiful outward beauty like the three dozen roses. More often than not people are just ordinary but reflect an inner beauty that far outshines anything on the surface just like the smaller bouquet.

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