A makeover.

“Therefore we do not lose heart.  Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.”  2 Corinthians 4:16

While looking at a photograph recently of me holding my grandson, my ‘brilliant mind’ reminded me that I am getting old; wasting away, more wrinkles and unmistakable appearance of additional white hair day by day.  If the direction of our culture is correct then I am in desperate need of a makeover.  We live in times where plastic surgery, botox injections, artificial joints and facial wax, oils and creams are what will keep us the way this world insists we are to look and act.  We even have makeovers for our houses, interior and exterior, pets and automobiles.  Giving in to the ‘wisdom’ of this world of makeovers reminds me that you are never too old to learn something really stupid.

I am thinking that this world would certainly tell Trinity/HOPE that the kitchen at the school at Bas de Sceaut is in need of a makeover.  Look at the photo; do you agree?  Cooks should not have to squat over their pots of rice and beans over an open fire; the dirt floor is another bad mark and look at those walls; bug magnets.  The children attending the Lutheran school there will tell that they don’t need a makeover; they just need Jesus and food.  For a disciple of Jesus Christ, the desire for a makeover has taken place on the cross.  Our life and the lives of His children in Bas de Sceaut have been transformed by the most important makeover on this planet; our thoughts, words and actions are His as we take the news of our risen Savior to the lost.  

Dear Heavenly Father, you have called your servants to ventures of which we cannot see the ending, by paths as yet untrodden, through perils unknown.  Give us faith to go out with good courage, not knowing where we go but only that your hand is leading us and your love supporting us through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.  Amen. 

May God be with you…Jay