I love my body. I can hear the alarm going off now. “That’s sacrilegious! Idolatrous! Selfish! Humanistic!” The truth is I have an appreciation for the works of a gifted artist when I see one. And I believe God did a marvelous job when he created us humans, the zenith of his creation.

What do you see when you look at your body? Do you see a body that simply is made to give pleasure? Or a body that has failed you or made you proud? Do you see a body that cannot be trusted? That has misused or abused you? Do you see a beautiful being? What do you see?

When I look at the human body, I see God’s beauty—his masterpiece. However, I realize that many people do not see their bodies as God’s masterpiece. Their body is just there, and only when it breaks down, like a car needing repair, do they notice it or give it some attention. For others, they tolerate their bodies; they have no alternative so they have to “make do.”

 

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