Monday, April 22, 2013

The Innocence of White



Trumpet/Mermaid One Shoulder Dress | c/o DresseStylist

Okay, I totally love this special occasion formal dress.  I just need a stinkin' place to wear it... outside of my princess fairytale wonder world, that is.  Aside from the fact that it reminds me that I will be single forever, I completely love it!  What is "being single" really? In actuality, I am the bride of the Lord almighty, which is better than any man I will ever (not) find. 

Now, before I share my thoughts for the week, I have to let you know my thought process when I reviewed this film.  It went something like this:  "Wow, Christine... you need to loose 8 pounds, but on the plus side, you look great in white. It's good that's your color of the week, I should make that my color every week.  Oh, I like the trees, I feel like a fairy. Pretty trees. Hahaha, how is it that these photos came out so good that they require no editing? My mom did a great job. I need to be more patient with her. I like white. I'm excited for summer.  I wish I was a careless fairy. I like how I can create my own world through photos.  I love nature.  This dress is gorgeous. Hahaha- I don't look like that in real life."
I love how I think.

White... the color of purity.  One of the things that I cherish most in life is innocence.  Every since I was young I was always captivated by innocence, especially in Matthew 18 when Jesus taught about the importance of being innocent like a child, and having faith like a child.  Matthew 18:3-4 teaches that children hold the key to entering heaven and if we too want to be in heaven we must humble ourselves like children.  Beyond innocence of a child is innocence of the child's mind and body... purity.  Purity is one of the greatest qualities I seek and admire.  In Romans 12:1-2, the apostle Paul writes to the church in Rome, to both the Jews and gentiles, about living in purity:
1Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy,
to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy
and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.
2Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but
be transformed by the renewing of your mind.
Then you will be able to test and approve what
God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Paul later goes on to talk about being humble in service and living in love.  I actually painted the above verse on my wall.  

I recently realized that the person I am, the ways I have decided to live out my life, and the problems in the world I would like to change, relate directly to my view on the importance of purity.  I work to help end human trafficking because slavery destroys innocence, especially sex slavery.  I am against abortion because destruction of an innocent human life should not even be an option.  This past week, there was a protest at my school for people that were for abortion.  When I say "for abortion," I mean people that agree with allowing the destruction of a human life that is still in the womb of a woman.  My color for this past week was white because I wanted to wear the color of what I was fighting for.  

The innocence of white with the guidance of Christ's love. 
What is the core of your being, and how do you live that out?


Seeking innocence like a child,
Christine

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8 comments:

  1. YOU are freaking beautiful!!!! <3 LOVE that dress!!

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  2. Beautiful dress..nice pic

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  3. You like like a princess indeed... so pretty love the white dress.. really look good on you =)

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  4. This photos are enchanting and peaceful!

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  5. you look so damn beautiful.! i love the dress sooo much. Happy earth day

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  6. You look perfect dear!
    Look like a bride too princess!!!!

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  7. Beautiful dress, beyoutiful you!

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