“Now Absalom was praised as the most handsome man in all Israel. He was flawless from head to foot. He cut his hair only once a year, and then only because it was so heavy. When he weighed it out, it came to five pounds.” 2 Samuel 14:25-26
Several years ago US News and World Report said that the San Francisco company Hairogenics is banking on American vanity. It offers to preserve all the hair you are losing until a remedy for baldness is found. Within 24 hours of going online, the company logged 1.5 million visitors to its website. Within a week, 4,000 had signed up to have their locks stored in Hairogenics climate controlled underground facility. The cost: $49.95 for a hair collection kit plus $10 annually for storage. The facility can accomodate about 800,000 hair bundles.
The Holy Spirit reminds us that true living has to do with the long view, and the long view is all about the inner person. I love the way the apostle Paul puts everything into perspective:
“That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day. For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever.” 2 Corinthians 4:16-17
God’s children anticipate with bated breath the triumphant homecoming that heaven will be. Magnanimous, magnificent, magnetic. It is why we are so health-conscious when it comes to the inner person.