They look human, but their unnaturally sleek facial skin, re-sculpted noses and mouths make their facial expressions "otherworldly."
I’m talking about those women (and some men) who fear aging so much that they have multiple plastic surgeries until they lose their identity. We're seeing them more and more on TV and sometimes in our neighborhoods.
Proverbs 31:30 says: Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the LORD will be greatly praised. (NLT)
No one can stay young forever, even with the help of surgery and cosmetics. But true beauty—a heart that fears (trusts) the Lord—emerges as external beauty is fading. Time actually becomes an advantage to us: no matter how we looked when we were young, we have equal opportunity for inner beauty when we age!
A beautiful prospect, isn't it?
copyright Gail Burton Purath, 2011