Saturday, July 16, 2022
2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. (ESV)
You Are a New Creation
From the time we can stand up in our mama’s high heels, dress up in something sparkly and sneak into her makeup kit to add the boldest, brightest lipstick to our smile it becomes a fascination…this idea of playing dress-up. Makeovers. Modeling and re-modeling.
As grown-ups, we may still love to dress up for special occasions but to keep up that appearance day in and day out?….well, it’s just too hard. Too. much. work! We tend to be most comfortable in the ‘what you see is what you get’, one-size-fits-most look. We can experience the most luxurious spa day with ALL the add-on treatments included, change our hair color, we can even wear contact lenses that change our eye color. But at the end of the day, all of that is only skin deep. None of that really changes who we are.
One encounter with Jesus Christ and we are changed completely, from the inside out, forever! We learn in 2 Corinthians 5:17 (ESV), “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” A heart changed by Jesus beats differently. The old heart that kept time only for what it wanted for itself is gone. The new heart beats in a rhythm that syncs with its Savior’s heart. To love more like Him. We are changed from the inside out. And that beauty changes us forever! And it is the most beautiful to behold.
What does God say about you? You are a new creation.
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