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WHAT DO YOU SEE?

Misty Butler

When you look at her, what do you see?
An average girl too plain to be
the smiling, crowned homecoming queen,
just someone in between?
A girl with average hair and eyes,
with no model’s body size,
a girl who hurts and sometimes cries,
an average girl who tries?
Do you see a smile, sincere yet plain,
the way she tries to hide her pain,
how countless questions plague her brain,
a girl who feels afraid?
When you look at him, what do you see?
An average guy too plain to be
the star of the high school football team,
just someone in between?
A guy with average hair and eyes,
with no athlete’s body size,
imperfect skin, sometimes shy,
an average guy who tries?
Do you see a smile, sincere yet plain,
or how he tries to play the game,
to fit in when he’s not so brave,
to seem like he’s OK?
When you look at them, do you know
their needs are deeper than they show?
Their worth is immeasurably more than gold—
they just need to be told.

 

“The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”
1 Samuel 16:7b (NIV)

PRAYER: God, help us to see each person we meet not as inferior or unworthy of our attention, but
as a person of immeasurable worth whom you created. Amen.

—from devozine (September/October 2015). Copyright © 2015 by The Upper Room®. All rights reserved.

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