Evangelist Greg Laurie says that much like Chip and Joanna Gaines’ “Fixer Upper” television show on HGTV, God also takes the old and outdated, and transforms it into something fresh and new.
Laurie, who is the senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside and Harvest Orange County in Irvine, California, shared a Facebook video of himself speaking before his congregation where he used the “Fixer Upper” reality series about home renovation as an example of how God redeems and restores people.
“It’s really a great show. They go to homes and they find young couples [with] beat up homes, and then they will get a budget together and have the couple pick the home, and figure out what they want to do,” Laurie said.
“Chip is the builder and Joanna is the designer,” he explained.
When the renovation is completed, the new home is barely recognizable, Laurie said.
“They will take the couple to the home, and they will have this giant blown up photo of how the home used to look, and then they will pull the panels and reveal the new home — and you can hardly believe it’s the same place.”
Laurie emphasized that God also restores people in a similar way.
“God can take that which is outdated and antiquated and make it fresh and new,” he said.
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SOURCE: The Christian Post