When someone uses the term “Timeless beauty”, two historic style icons come to my mind. Jackie Kennedy and Audrey Hepburn are both known for being classic beauties in every sense of the word.
One, a former First Lady, Jackie Kennedy, was known for her pillbox hats, bouffant hair, and elegant gowns designed specifically for her. Her choice of hats even helped launch the career of the Fashion Designer, Halston. Jackie O, as she was called later in life, was also known for her love of oversized sunglasses.
Even her understated, casual everyday clothing choices had women of this time searching for pieces to match her style and grace. Once she became the President’s wife, designers fought over who get to dress her. If she chose your styles then you could rest assured that you were about to become a household name for decades to come.
If you simply type the name, Audrey Hepburn, in your phone you will quickly see that she was inducted to the Best Dress Hall of Fame. She was known for her simple elegance even while she was performing one of her many humanitarian acts. The little black dress she wore as Holly Golightly in the box office hit, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, is still a staple in today’s world of fashion.
She single handedly brought headscarves, trench coats and ballet flats to the forefront of the ever changing landscape of fashion. Even in Hepburn’s later years as she focused her attention more on her humanitarian efforts, she was still credited for her dazzling and simplistic attire.
Even though these ladies were born way before my time, I can still see photographs of them and think that their style would still be appreciated and celebrated today.
But, there is one thing even more timeless than beauty and style. There is something more eternal than making good clothing choices and having the masses rave about how well you wear your clothes.
When I hold the Bible in my bare hands and flip through the delicately thin pages that contain pitfalls and parables, I am in constant awe of the timelessness and relevance of this good book. Its beauty and splendor never fade and even grow more interesting with every passing year of my life.
Could you stop for a moment and truly take in the magnificence and beauty of a simple book? It intricately details the beginning of creation, God creating man from dirt, the fall of man, a man building a boat and loading it with two of each species, a sheep herder becoming a king, a queen saving her people from genocide, a man who lost all of his family and worldly possessions, the virgin birth of a savior, the meticulous selection of disciples who were not perfect people, the ministry and crucifixion of the savior, a resurrection and ending with a complete prophetic book that holds many mysteries and truths about what is to come.
This pages of this book is full of redemption stories and if you read it long enough you will see some of yourself within these pages. The most unfathomable thing is to consider that this book is thousands of years old and according to Wikipedia, it has been translated in 704 languages as of September 2020.
How beautiful it is to think that the Bible was written with you and me in mind before we were ever born? Jeremiah 1:5 tells us that before he formed us in the womb, he knew us. Before we were born he set us apart. The Bible was written to give us hope, peace, wisdom, comfort, and to show us our need of a Savior. Is there anything on this earth that is more timeless, beautiful, and eternal than this? There is no love story sweeter than what is contained on the pages of the Bible.
“Your word, Lord, is eternal, and it stands firm in the heavens. Your faithfulness continues through all generations, you established the earth, and it endures. Your laws endure to this day, for all things serve you.”