Happy New Year!!
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!
2 Corinthians 5:17
One of the hottest television programs today can be found on a channel that shows nothing but old houses being renovated and repurposed for the modern family. As a “house junkie” myself, I must confess to watching these fun turnarounds from time to time. It is truly amazing how a structure which has remained well beyond its’ prime, can be transformed into a beautiful home once again.
Since we are celebrating turning the calendar over into another new year, it seems fitting to spotlight the Best Designer of all, Who doesn’t merely cover up or merely give a face lift to the “old things.” God makes everything brand new! Let’s take a look at a few examples and all emphasis will be mine:
“Because of the LORD’S great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:23.
“He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God.” Psalm 40:3.
“I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.” Ezekiel 36:26.
To those looking for a makeover:
“You were taught with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.” Ephesians 4:22-24.
And, for those who are looking to be good stewards of the earth:
“But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, the home of righteousness.” 2 Peter 3:13.
WOW!! Happy NEW YEAR everyone!
Father God, thank You for giving us the hope of newness which is Your Nature and Your Promise through Christ our LORD. AMEN.
To The One Who is faithful in keeping all of His promises…Jesus!