Greetings, Dear Ones!
I hope every one had a Happy Sabbath, and that all is well in your world!
I recently had the occasion to gaze upon a set of photographs showing what men, surgeons of high degrees - who "knew" that they could fix with a knife, surgical vacuum and filler and pads, etc., what the Lord through Christ Jesus had created with His own hand - had done to the faces of those who had sought their professional skills to "fix" what "ailed" them, or else ...! You may add your own ending to the previous sentence!
To say that the end result for all those persons seeking perfection for already beauteous faces/features is a dire testament to the price paid for those of us whose hearts are so burdened with the things of this world, that we are willing to destroy ourselves for what is ephemeral. It is so much smoke and mirrors, and it makes me very sad.
There was a time when this type of behavior was displayed by the "rich and famous!" Now this behavior is to be found among the "regular" people.
In Ephesians 2:10 KJV, we see the following:
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
In Song of Solomon 4:7 ESV, we see the following:
You are altogether beautiful, my love; there is no flaw in you.