“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” - 2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV
What do you think of when you hear the word “new”? What springs to your mind?
I think of something being fresh, clean, exciting, never-seen-before. I picture January 1, a house that still smells like fresh wood and elegantly wrapped packages. I also picture me. Huh, you ask?
In this verse, Paul is explaining that anyone who believes in Christ has been made new - they are not the same as they were before they were saved by God. God renews and recreates the spirit anyone who believes in him, making them into ‘a new creature’ that is set free from their sins.
This is a hard concept for us to grasp, but it is so important, because it tells us that all of our mistakes and sins are in the past. If you have asked for God’s forgiveness and placed your faith in him, you are literally not the same girl that you were (whoa!). Let the thought fill you will joy and hope as you face a new day and a new year.
Behold, all things are becoming new! Love,