Bring on the New
2 Corinthians 5:17
This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!
Lots of people just received a new coffee pot, a new bike, and even new socks that were wrapped with great anticipation and expectation and placed under a Christmas Tree. We are all enjoying new things today that we received last week. New things we didn’t have before given to us by people who love us and want good things for our lives.
The parallel I’m about to make is so obvious that I won’t even state it except to say... I LOVE NEW THINGS! I’m still using the coffee pot I got last year, I love riding my bike that was bought for me in love and I am currently wearing the last pair of fuzzy socks that my daughter was able to score from Target for me with warm, cozy joy! I also LOVE knowing that every day with Jesus is also NEW. It’s a new day that hasn’t happened before full of new opportunities for me to act and respond to the world at large with love, hope and godliness. Forget all that I did wrong yesterday, last month, and last year. “The old life is gone.” The only one who can make me dwell on any of it is ME.
I LOVE NEW! And I’m so thankful for all the newness God brings to my life and heart not only every new year but even every single new day. Good NEWS!
The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning. Lamentations 3:22-23
This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24
Thank you for new things that have served to remind me of how you make things new and good in my life every single day. Thank you for the hope, love, forgiveness and grace that you shower me with so I can practice showering it on others as generously as you share it with me. Help me embrace being a new person every single day this year. I love you so much and thank you for your Son, Jesus, in whose name I pray, amen.