Following a pit bull attack in April, three year old Victoria Wilcher was left with facial scars and an eye patch. At a restaurant in Jackson Mississippi, she was asked to leave because her scars disturbed other patrons. Happily, when learning of the hurtful incident, the restaurant owners donated $30,000 toward Victoria’s medical bills. The owners looked beyond Victoria’s scars. The Bible informs us: “The Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” We often see only the physical, and judge one another on our looks. Thankfully our loving heavenly Father looks beyond unattractiveness or beauty and into our hearts. No matter what we look like, He loves us all the same. That’s because, “God so loved the world that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.” It’s belief, not beauty that counts.
Pastor Alex Rockwell