It is often said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I would add to that.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and that beholder is God.
He cannot look upon sin, an ugly stain. For He is Holy, Holy, Holy.. But when you accept Christ as your Saviour, you become clean. Washed clean by the blood of the lamb. You lose that ugly stain. To God, you are pure, holy, and beautiful. Human beings still see the physical and have associated it, if they know about it, with your sins. To them it doesn’t matter if you’re attractive or not, they fail to see the beauty. But for years I’ve observed worship. There are times I need to be reminded that beauty isn’t a physical thing. That a human is only truly beautiful when reflecting such amazing glory and perfection. I’ve always tried to look deeper for beauty than external looks. But true beauty? That comes from worship in the presence of God alone. It doesn’t matter if they’re crying and their makeup is ruined. The reflection of God that comes down in their worship is what we ought to see.
Beauty isn’t skin deep. Beauty is what we become when we worship in spirit and in truth, for God alone is truly so lovely and perfect. His glory ought to shine from the faces of His followers, making it obvious that we’ve spent time in His Presence.