I hardly ever watch TV, but the other day I happened to be in the gym and got sucked into a makeover show about – of all thing – restaurants. As the hour unfolded I was astonished at how my heart was so moved by this tired old restaurant being brought back to life. So I listened: “What’s up Father? Why am I feeling emotional about this?” (I’m being very real here, at the risk of sounding like a mush). The answer came quickly: “It’s a kingdom thing. Makeover is just another word for redemption. And I’ve wired the human heart to respond to redemption.”
Do you know there are as many as fifteen TV shows out there about makeovers? I just did a quick search and found makeover shows about cars, people, pets, houses, restaurants, weight loss, wardrobes, rooms, and garages. Network TV has tapped into our heart’s longing to see all things made new. It seems that once our hearts recognize the kingdom, there’s no going back. It crops up everywhere, even in makeover TV.
“And he said to me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered,
O Lord, you know.” – Ezekiel 37:3