Checking “Yes” on the Retouch Option

Written by Lisa DeVinney on . Posted in poetry

 I had my picture taken;  
The camera didn’t lie.
It picked up every blemish,
Each wrinkle round each eye.
 
So when they gave the option,
I checked the “retouch” box.
It wasn’t free, by any means;
But thought it worth the cost.
 
They took away each blemish.
They smoothed the lines away.
In fact, it barely looked like
The me I am, today.
 
Did you know Jesus offers
A retouch on our hearts?
He’ll brush away sin’s blemish,
And give us a new start.
 
But we have got to choose it.
For Christ it wasn’t free.
He paid the cost with His life
That day on Calvary.
 
And we must be prepared – we’ll
No longer be the same.
We’ll start to look and act like
The One whose blood we claim.
 
So my friend, if you’re ready
To have Christ change your soul,
All you need do is ask Him.
Redemption is His goal.
 
Just take His retouch option.
And very soon you’ll see
A new you in the mirror
That Christ wants you to be.
 
“We all, with unveiled faces, are looking as in a mirror at the glory of the Lord
and are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory;
this is from the Lord who is the Spirit.”
2 Corinthians 3:18 HCSB
 
Lisa DeVinney, March 2013
 
[inspired by Dad (Tom Kesinger’s) sermon illustration, February 2013]
 

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