By now you have probably seen the video of Susan Boyle, 47, on Britian’s Got Talent. If not, you must check it out. This woman has really caused me to think. At the beginning of the video you see the judges and audience members rolling their eyes and thinking ‘she is going to stink.’ Had Matthew not told me how much I was going to love it, I would have likely thought the same thing.
But then she sings that first note and wow.
I had goosebumps down every inch of me.
And then I felt ashamed of my shallowness. Who am I to judge her based on her appearance? Her talent had likely gone overlooked because of people like me.
The bible is very clear about judgment. Luke 6:36-38 says:
“Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. 38 Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”
This week I am spending time asking God to reveal to me ways I can better love and appreciate those around me and refine me to be more like Him. This is something I will likely work on my whole life, but I hope that with reminders like sweet Susan Boyle, I will emulate Christ more.