Makeover shows have become very popular. Whether it is a home, a car, or a person, it seems people love to see things transformed.
Have you ever thought about how you would change yourself? Maybe a tummy tuck, or hair plugs, or a nose job, or cellulite suction, or dental work?
The difference can be profound. Ugly can be made beautiful. But for how long?
Live in a house and soon it will return to its previous state of disrepair. Put enough miles on a car and it will end up in the scrap yard. And no amount of cosmetic surgery will overcome bad eating and lifestyle habits.
By contrast, when the Holy Spirit changes us, His changes are permanent. As we read in 2 Corinthians 5:17, we become a "new creation." That means what we became is not susceptible to decay, disrepair, destruction, or dilapidation.
The stale is made fresh and it stays fresh.
The unattractive becomes beautiful and it stays beautiful
The undesirable becomes wanted and is always wanted
The worthless becomes more precious than gold and it will always be precious.
"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!" (2 Corinthians 5:17).