A Total Home Makeover

To be beautiful externally is like a glass rose, one false move and it can crack. Hmmm… This saying from a fortune cookie reminds me of a house in our neighborhood that received an external makeover not too long ago. The two-story country home changed from tired, depressing, and shabby to fresh, and cheery with new roof, siding, windows, and shutters. A short time after the alteration was complete, I had the chance to compliment the owner on the beauty of her home, but her response was not what I expected. “Don’t go through the front door. It’s the same old house on the inside.” Hmmm… the owner implied cracking open the front door revealed the fragile façade and the unpleasantness held within. Hmmm… how much time do we spend in front of the mirror making sure our physical veneer is at its most beautiful? (1 Peter 3:3-4) When that outer shell breaks, what sort of ugliness is made public? What are the nasty goings-on in our minds and spirits that need a total home makeover? (Romans 12:2)


One thought on “A Total Home Makeover

  1. You make a good point. Too often we focus on our external appearance while ignoring our internal condition. Thanks for the reminder to beautify our spirits. That makes me think of 1 Peter 3:3-4: “Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.”


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