Isn’t she beautiful? So I found this picture on Pinterest and this girl just captivated my heart.
You see she has a cleft lip.
This picture reminds me how beautiful every single person is!
We are all created by God.
And He loves each and everyone of us so much!
Psalms 139:13-15 “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful. I know that full well.”
Song of Solomon “All beautiful you are my darling; there is no flaw in you.”
Jeremiah 1:5 “I knew you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart.”
Doesn’t it excite you that the Lord of all creation KNEW you! That He created each and every single one of us in the most beautiful ways we are. Deformities, disabilities, etc., God saw that and created you for a purpose!
I believe as beautiful as every creation God created is, He also created people with a passion to help those who medically need it. Everything is for His glory!
Cleft lip and palate: a noticeable facial deformity but also affects children’s growth, speech, ears, nose, feeding, and weight.
You see maybe some children are meant to live with a cleft lip. But I also think God has provided us with the means to help those born with a cleft lip. It may not be the most life-threatening deformity, but it still affects every child’s life. Children are made fun of in other countries because they have this beautiful face. Medically every child with a cleft lip is also affected. I can’t help but wonder…there’s enough money and resources to go around to make it possible for all the children to have the surgery done, right? God created every child beautifully! But I also thinks He places people on this earth with a desire to help others in need. And medical need is something we can help by financial needs. Simply there’s always something you can give.
I’m thankful I was fortunate to have parents who could afford to have my cleft lip and palate surgeries performed when I was a baby. God is the only one to be praised as He provided financially and was with my family through every step of our lives. But I could have been born in another country; been unable to afford the surgery; been under weight; have more medical problems due to difficulty to eat; been made fun of; been an outcast; had trouble with speech. Think about if you were in this child’s shoes.
That’s kind of been on my mind and heart lately and then I saw that beautiful girls picture.
You see God loves this beautiful SO much! Just like He loves you SO much! And just like you and me, He wants the best for us! I have to think having a medical problem is just something He does not want us to suffer through. Though He might let it happen, I think He also provides the needs to heal through doctors, through His power, but whatever it may be, Everything is for His glory. I don’t understand why God allows us to have medical problems like this; especially those that end tragically. But I know He has a plan through it all as hard as the journey may be. I would not be the person I am today if I had not survived being born with a cleft lip and palate and two heart defects. To me it shows that if I survived what I survived, He must not be done using me. I have purpose and meaning. That He is so watching out for me! It makes me feel even more loved. And every person on earth should realize they should feel that way: knowing they are loved so deeply and intimately by the creator of the universe.
God has always been with my parents and me. He had has a plan to prosper us and not harm us. And that goes to every single one of us who serve the Lord. But we do have to serve Him and trust Him even when it all seems going downhill.
“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:37-39