“This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!” 2 Corinthians 5:17 NLT
With the arrival of each new kid into our family I was gob-smacked with awe, excitement, hope, and joy! That’s what new life does. It creates a new perspective!
Jesus died so we might no longer live for ourselves but for him who died for us and was raised to new life. So now since you have received Jesus and His grace for the forgiveness of sin, you are a new creation! This is how we we can see ourselves and see others who belong to Jesus. We have been born again.
But you know, just as it didn’t take long for the reality of diapers, dirty dishes, and noise to challenge my happy view of the kids, it doesn’t take long for the reality of my brokenness and the world’s to crowd out the truth of the new creation. But don’t settle for this fleshy view. Re-calibrate your life with Jesus daily. We are Jesus’ new creation, a work in progress nonetheless, but we are His masterpiece!
“This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!” 2 Corinthians 5:17