Thursday, August 23, 2007

Are We Still the Creation God Intended?

Anne made a thought-provoking comment to my thought-provoking blog. So now that my thoughts have been provoked, and have percolated, I'd like to address it.

Anne said: "Whoa! Thought provoking, Tristi. I do believe you're right. Unless we've done something awful to our body deliberately--or someone else has done it to us. Then I guess we're not the creation God intended. But that isn't often the case. And I'm sure we're still beautiful in His eyes, no matter what has happened to us."

Anne, I believe that God intended us to learn and to grow. In order to do that, we have to have challenges, and He knows that we aren't going to make the perfect choices all the time -- sometimes we'll falter. But He intended that from the beginning. That's why He gave us a Savior, built right in to the original plan. He didn't wait for us to come to earth and see how we'd do before He gave us a Savior --He put one in place from the beginning. I also believe that when we go through a trial and overcome it, we are stronger than if we somehow bypassed the trial altogether.

In addition, God doesn't just see who we are right now. He knows who we were before and He knows what our potential is. We are always beautiful to Him, no matter what.

And no one can do anything to you that would make you less beautiful in His eyes. Not one thing.


Candace Salima (LDS Nora Roberts) said...

There's a lot of thought percolating going on between the two of you. But if I might add my two cents . . . we are loved regardless of what we do to our bodies. God will always love us. But love never precludes disappointment. I would hazard a guess that the Savior and Heavenly Father are often disappointed with the carelessness we exhibit toward our bodies.

I know, I know . . . I need to get healthier and drop the Mt. Dew. Sheesh, didn't mean to drop into the pot vs. kettle thing.

Tristi Pinkston said...

Very true, Candace.

Maybe you and I should start a support group -- we'll get you off Dew and me off chocolate.

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