One of the most difficult things about aging is the loss of beauty.
The cosmetic industry is quite lucrative—just ask any cosmetologist. And that’s because as human beings we tend to strive for perfection. We’ll pay for perfection. If we see a zit on the end of our noses, we work to make it go away. If we see laugh lines, we grab the cold cream. It’s in our nature to fix our flaws.
Have you read Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo? I bought eight copies over Christmas to give to family and friends. I love what a little boy related to his parents about what he saw in heaven after he nearly died from a sickness. For example, he saw his grandfather while in heaven, but after he recovered, he didn’t recognize his grandfather in the family photo album until someone showed little Colton a picture of his grandfather as a young man. “That’s him!”
So one of the benefits of living forever in heaven is that regardless how or when you died, your youth is renewed and there is never another pain or tear or disability. Loss of beauty? Don’t sweat it!
If you have asked Jesus to forgive you of your sins and invited him to be your God, you’ve connected yourself with God in a future home in heaven. You’re headed directly for the fountain of youth! Your beauty will return, only this time you will experience a terrific beauty enhancement—the glory of God! Now that’s a face lift you can get happy about! And it all started at the cross. I want to share with you the words to a song I wrote about Jesus—well, I wrote it to Jesus. I’ve sung this song in various worship services and people pause to think about it. They ask me questions. Was Jesus beautiful on the cross? He was beaten, bruised, bloody, and broken. But he hung there to bring me into his family and to bring me home to heaven and so He’s beautiful to me. I hope He’s beautiful to you, too.Beautiful to Me
While all the people stare.Bread of life on a crossBroken just for us—you were broken just for us. But you’re beautifulYou’re beautifulYou’re beautiful to me. Your holy blood flows downBeneath a crushing crown.All your blood was spentNailing my new covenant—you are my new covenant. And you’re beautifulYou’re beautifulYou’re beautiful to me.I’m thrilled to share that there are people on this blog from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Indonesia, Germany, Great Britain, Norway, Canada, and the United States. More than 700 people viewed our blog today. I can only hope that the cross was lifted high in each heart.
So don’t be shy! Send your poem or song to seehopeatcomcast.net as soon as possible! I’ll add pictures and You Tube links, etc. Just bring me the poem or song!