God Was Ugly

April 22, 2008

There’s a new song out by Jordan Sparks, called “God Loves Ugly”. It is such a gorgeous love song about loving yourself through the love of God and another person’s love for you. It goes to the heart of ugliness. Feeling ugly is beyond the outward appearance. It is being convinced that you are unlovable. But when God showers love upon us, and He showers love from others into our barren lives, we see the beauty reflected. We are beautiful. We become more than ourselves and the outward appearance. We become who we truly are inside, a lovely, lovable, beautiful person.

Here’s a quote from the song: “God loves ugly, He doesn’t see the way I see. God takes ugly, and turns it into something that is beautiful. Apparently I’m beautiful.”

God really does love ugly.

But I want to end with this….when Christ came to earth to save us all from this wretched ugly place, He didn’t just waltz in with His shining chiseled face and flashing white teeth. Giving us all a superstar nod.

“He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.” Isaiah 53:2

God was ugly.