Beauty treatment for the heart

We are surrounded by advertisements which tell us that we need to be beautiful if we are to be happy. But surely it is our hearts rather than our outward appearance that need to be transformed? Our hearts can be weighed down with regrets about the past and anxiety about the future. As we grow old we can worry about losing our youth and develop complexes about how people see us and about what we have achieved with our lives. We can begin to feel that we have no intrinsic value. But the Bible tells us that even though our outer nature (our physical bodies) is wasting away, our inner nature (our hearts) can be made new day by day. If we ask Jesus into our lives, he can change us from the inside. He can lift the burdens from our heavy hearts and fill us with new hope and joy. ‘Wisdom brightens a man’s face and changes its hard appearance.’ Ecclesiastes 8:1.