Fixer Upper

Fixer Upper is one of my favorite television shows. It is a home television program aired on HGTV where a couple purchase old run down houses that are in need of maintenance and reconstruction work.
Most “fixer upper” homes go unnoticed, they are seemingly useless. Ultimately, this couple has a sharp vision looking beyond the unsightly structure and recognizing the potential that each house has. They renovate the houses completely from the inside out, transforming them into beautiful homes.
As you well know, we are the temple of God (1 Corinthians 3:16). And if we would have an inspection check, we all would end up on the “fixer upper”list.
Even at our very best, there’s always room for improvement. But one thing we can rejoice in, no matter how broken and dilapidated we are, we are never beyond repair.
You and I were crafted by the hands of God and when He looks at us He sees great potential even when others don’t. He look past our flaws and He knows exactly what we need in order to be restored. So let’s have hope for our lives in spite of our circumstances. Let’s have faith in the one who can transform us into something beautiful.
In Revelation 21:5 He has given us a great promise: “Behold, I am making all things new.”
Here is one last thought to keep in mind: One thing that every buyer should take in consideration when buying a “fixer upper.”
Renovation can be a labor of love, but it can also be very time-consuming and costly. But for you my friend, there’s no need to worry about the cost. Jesus with His outstretched hands said, “I have already paid the price!”

Carolyn Crow is a contributing writer and can be reached at