No one is laughing now

I realize I may be the last person to see this on 6 of 7 continents, but in case anyone missed it, please take seven minutes to watch.



There are few points in life when we see worldly preconceived notions stripped away quite like this.  Unseen beauty revealed.  

The crowd cheers (and so did I) in spite of the fact that each scream exposes our (wrong) pre-judgment.  I think it’s because each of us wants to believe that someone will see our unseen beauty too–to believe that at some point, we’ll be able to let our guard down and be ourselves.  

There is a Promise of a time and a New Kingdom in which all will be revealed; ruled by a King who offers to make us beautiful in spite of ouselves, who sees those in his Kingdom cloaked in that gifted beauty and who rejoices over them just as they are. 

I wept when I saw Susan Boyle sing.  She wept too.  My guess is that Susan’s tears were of the joy that her beauty had finally been seen.

“I had a dream my life would be so different from this hell I’m living, so different now from what it seems, but life has killed the dream I dreamed.”

I think that night Susan lived a little bit of the dream she dreamed; I believe she gave more than she received when she shared that dream with us.

  1. Pete Hardesty

    Yes, (name redacted), yes! It is wild to believe that each one of us is made in the image of God. That each one of us have in our DNA, in our very identity, something of God. It comes out at the strangest times. It is scandalous.
    It is hard to believe that we are each a child of the King.

    On the inspirational video tip: (I think most folks have seen this)
    the story of Jason McElwain

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