face lift

In my humble opinion, every person should consider getting a face lift.

No, I am not talking about the kind of face lift that people pay tens of thousands of dollars for only to many times end up being the talk of the tabloids or left with the thought,
"What have I done!!!"

I'm talking about a face lift that affects much more than just outward appearance. The kind of face lift that affect our internal reality. The kind of face lift that is too expensive for any person to ever afford, and yet the kind available to each of us....available for those the world would consider beautiful or homely, rich or poor, intelligent or ignorant, believing or doubting...

Those words to the song "By Your Side" by tenth avenue north really struck me a few days ago and I haven't been able to shake it. The lyrics left me with the kind of thoughts that have staying power attached to them...the kind that make you realize all at once that God is trying to speak to you.

"Why are you striving these days?
Why are you trying to earn grace?
Why are you crying?
Let me lift up your face.....
Just don't turn away."

When was the last time you let God give you a face lift?