These days you see the word “makeover” in so many places. People crave the possibility of being made into someone who looks better, acts better or handles life’s responsibilities better. You can have many areas of your life made over, all it takes is the motivation to do it, or to allow someone to do it to you or for you. Usually it’s a simple several step process. You see the before and after pictures and your response is, “Wow! what a change!”
Makeovers can be great. A fresh start with your finances, a new look to your home, a new hairdo and makeup job to make you look years younger. Those can be great things but what is the goal? To make your life better? To make you feel better about yourself?
Jesus came with a different goal in mind. He didn’t come to heal the world, although He did heal many people. The reason He didn’t heal everybody is because His goal wasn’t to heal us all and “fix” the earth. His plan wasn’t to make things better.
Jesus healed and did miracles to show us what He was able to do, what His power was like. He fixed things to show us that He is powerful enough to make new what sin has destroyed. But He doesn’t do it with a makeover. He does it with a DO OVER.
What Jesus did on earth was to show us the way to the Father. When we repent, we don’t get a makeover, we get a do over. Jesus will make us new on the inside. It’s what man longs for. The relief from the weight of our sin.
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” – 2 Corinthians 5:17