I watched this video last night repeatedly and cried harder than I have cried in a while. This is an Asian commercial, and the story is impactful because it touches on true inward beauty and the power of love and humility. Please ignore the website name and watch this video. It is less than 8 minutes long:
This video made such an impact on me for a couple different reasons. First, just like any woman, I desire to be beautiful. Beauty is just something that we girls naturally seek. However, this video reminded me of a truth that my heart innately already knew – that beauty comes from within. A woman with true beauty is generous, sacrificial, and selfless. A woman with true beauty invests herself into making the world a better place – starting with the one.
Second, it has been the truest and deepest passion of my heart since I was a teenager to rescue children. I have dreamed countless hours of searching out and finding children who are left to die, taking them home, and raising them. To me, it is one of the greatest atrocities of our world that there are children who grow up without knowing the love of a mom and dad. I pray that nothing will ever stand in the way of this desire to dedicate my life to protecting our society’s most vulnerable people. I pray that God would use me as an instrument to end the growing reality of vulnerable children in the world. When I pray the Lord’s Prayer and say, “May Your Kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven,” I think about orphans and my heart breaks, longing to care for them right now.
I want to hear your take-away from this commercial. What touched your heart and why?