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According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, more than 12 million plastic surgery procedures were performed in the United States in 2010.This is an increase of more than 60 percent over the previous eight years. It’s estimated that more than $10 billion a year is spent on such surgeries. The marvels of modern medicine that can slow down the aging process include:

·       Live cell therapy

·       Botox injections

·       Liposuction

·       Placenta Extracts

·       Silicone augmentation

·       Teeth whiteners

·       Phony tans

·       Anti-wrinkle creams

·       Hair-coloring

·       Hair implants

·       Skin rejuvenators

·       Et cetera.

So, why does there seem to be so much interest in maintaining a “youthful appearance”?

This question begs our attention because there is an underlying spiritual reality we must not over look. The issue that theologian Paul Tillich has called the grace to “accept that you are accepted”. Knowing that God loves you just as you are, which in return, frees you to become the person you were meant to be.  

Maintaining health, staying fit and looking good can be a healthy quest in life if pursued in moderation. However, we should never pursue these things at the expense of missing what is truly beautiful about you. Most importantly, the fact that you were created in the image and likeness of God. It’s all about inner beauty, “the hidden man of the heart”. As a face-lift helps tighten sagging skin, a faith-lift helps tighten sagging faith.

Faith that has lost its freshness if that faith is simply going through the motions with no real focus. When my faith is sagging, I get a lift from the promises of God found in His Word. There are three such promises found in Psalm 139 that we’ll be sharing in our weekend service here at Trinity. They are:

·       God Cares for Me  

·       God Created Me

·       God Considers Me.

If you can’t make it to one of our four services, then visit our website at  next week to hear the message. 

Just a thought,


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