Why I Don’t Like Before and After Pictures: Cultural Ideals vs God’s Perspective on Your Body

Photo by Keilidh Ewan on Unsplash

“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 16:7)

1. These pictures give the impression that the “before” body was less valuable than the “after” body.

2. There is no way of knowing how that person caused the change in the after picture.

3. God doesn’t look at how your body is changing; he looks at how your heart is changing.

4. Our bodies don’t exist in before and after.

Because of the cross of Jesus Christ, you are enough.

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Abbie Joy Womack

Ice cream lover. Dog mom. Registered dietitian. Downtown HTX city dweller.