(Isaiah 53:2b)

No One Said You Had to Be Pretty

It took me several years after Fulton’s accident, to accept the reality he would never again, this side of heaven, be handsome or full of charisma. I had to come to grips he would be seen as a cripple the rest of his life. It’s hard to admit that but it’s true. Unless God performs a miracle, what you see is what you get.

But God has been impressing upon me a great passage about the Messiah found in Isaiah 53, “He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.” (Isaiah 53:2b) Think of this, when Jesus walked on the earth, he was not handsome at all. In fact, he didn’t even look like a king, for scripture tells us, “He had no majesty”. Perhaps he looked like your average Jew, just a commoner. But it doesn’t matter. All our beauty soon fades, we are strapped with a dying body.

It finally hit me, Fulton has done more in his brokenness than he would have ever done in his fleeting but handsome days. That will mean so much more in eternity!

Your Friend,

3 thoughts on “No One Said You Had to Be Pretty

  1. Real beauty comes from within. You talk about how he lights up when he feels good, when he goes outside, when he sees his family. This is true beauty. It comes from his heart. ❤

  2. Dawson –
    #truethat #eternitywithGod #healedforever
    God bless you, as you both, bless us!
    wally, your brother #inChrist

  3. Dear Dawson, It took me several years too…after Fulton’s accident to realize that the miracle I had been praying for him, and the glory that all the world was going to see, was going to be our strongest witness to the Healing power of God!! But it was not to be and it sure wasn’t pretty how he left Fulton locked in a body, that betrayed every fiber of his being. And the hardship it played on you and his family! But we were blessed by the witnessing of your words of encouragement during incredible hardship. And your transformation of what it means to die to self, over and over despite the unfairness and ugliness and still call God your Father! Fulton knows his father loves him deeply and sacrificially! And through that love, He can truly know his Father in Heaven, probably in a way more profound than what may think. Your sentiments above, for those of us who suffer great adversity, bring to mind this verse. I know you have been able to witness the love God has for you, and how he has used Fultons life, as a testimony to the true prize, that is worth more than any trials we have to go through, the amazing love and provision of God and pure joy that brings! “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. James 1:2‭-‬4 NIV 💛 to All!

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