Today at Plano Senior High School the girls are taking a risk to be themselves by not wearing makeup. As a father of two grown daughters and pastor of a local church, I know the struggle girls face throughout their lives to look a certain way. I don't have to tell you the disorders and personal pain that follow a pursuit of an image you were not created to be.
My wonderful wife, who is a teacher there, is joining the girls today! This is the first time I ever remember her intentionally going into public without makeup except to workout. Her love for the girls and her support of this value motivated her to join the experience.
Here she is this morning without makeup!!! I remember the first time my heart jumped when I saw her. She was walking across campus coming from a PE class without makeup.
I respect her for caring enough to look nice when she leaves the house, but I love her for the face she wears in her sleep.
The Bible makes it clear that outward beauty is not the benchmark of worth or beauty. Here's just one example:
Don’t be concerned about the outward beauty of fancy hairstyles, expensive jewelry, or beautiful clothes. You should clothe yourselves instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God. (1 Peter 3:3-4, NLT)
Let the girls know you appreciate their efforts. "Like" their video. Forward the message. Have a talk with your child. Let beauty from who we are not what we wear be our message today.
Here is some of the attention they have received: