I heard this song on the way home from daily Mass yesterday. I looked it up when I got home and was moved by the video. It shows two beautiful young woman during a fashion shoot. It gives an inside view at how skewed the magazines are when it comes to the images we see.
The song is written and sung by Johnny Diaz, a new Christian Inspirational artist. The words speak to today's young women who are struggling with body image and pressure to be "the pretty one". Each of us is made in the image and likeness of God and we must not forget that we are perfect in His sight.
Thank you Mr Diaz for your beautiful words of encouragement for our youth. May they hear it and let the message seep deep into their hearts. Blessings, Mary
More Beautiful You
written and sung by Johnny Diaz Little girl fourteen flipping through a magazine Says she wants to look that way But her hair isn’t straight her body isn’t fake And she’s always felt overweight
Well little girl fourteen I wish that you could see That beauty is within your heart And you were made with such care your skin your body and your hair Are perfect just the way they are
There could never be a more beautiful you Don’t buy the lies disguises and hoops they make you jump through You were made to fill a purpose that only you could do So there could never be a more beautiful you
Little girl twenty-one the things that you’ve already done Anything to get ahead And you say you’ve got a man but he’s got another plan Only wants what you will do instead
Well little girl twenty-one you never thought that this would come You starve yourself to play the part But I can promise you there’s a man whose love is true And he’ll treat you like the jewel you are
So turn around you’re not too far To back away be who you are To change your path go another way It’s not too late you can be saved If you feel depressed with past regrets The shameful nights hope to forget Can disappear they can all be washed away By the one who’s strong can right your wrongs Can rid your fears dry all your tears And change the way you look at this big world He will take your dark distorted view And with His light He will show you truth And again you’ll see through the eyes of a little girl