“Therefore, if any man be in Christ He is a new creation; old things are passed away, behold, all things are become new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV
We all like new things–the smell and look of a new car–a new house with all the possibilities to make it our own special place. Oh, and who doesn’t love a new-born baby–so helpless and soft. What might they become some day?
As time goes on everything begins to age. We get scratches and dents on our cars; the seats become frayed and torn. The house needs painted, and our appliances wear out. Even our bodies start to deteriorate, as our hair turns gray (or falls out) and our backs and knees start to give us problems.
In a spiritual sense, when we accept Christ, no matter what our age, we are like
new-born babies. All the old sins are forgiven, and we have a new slate upon which we may write each day. We do not need to be burdened down by yesterday’s transgressions. In 1 John 1:9 we find this promise:”If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” Cleansing is available when we admit that we have sinned and ask for God’s forgiveness.
As we pray, read God’s word and follow the leading of His Spirit, we grow in grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. He is alive in our lives and we can become more like Him.
Prayer: Thank you Lord for new opportunities for new beginnings and to become more like you as we are faithful to follow your leading. Amen