Beauty in a Hairy Situation

When I looked at my youngest daughter’s hair two years ago, when I decided to put a relaxer in it, all I saw was thick hair that was hard to manage (especially for someone lacking in hairstyling skills like myself).

Today when I took out her crochet braids (she is now 9 months relaxer free), I saw thick, beautiful, curly hair.  The same locs that were there two years ago, adorned her head today.  But I couldn’t see them then.  All I could see was hours of washing, conditioning, detangling, and bumbling and stumbling my way through styling it.

As I marveled at her lovely mane, I received a revelation about how this “hairy situation” applies to life.  Sometimes we look at a person and all we can see is a mess.  But, what we fail to realize is that hidden underneath that “mess” is something beautiful.  Because God doesn’t make mess, we can be assured that there is buried treasure within.  So let us make effort to see beyond what we think we see and know.

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