This year, as Easter comes and goes, I have had this idea of 'new life' playing through my mind. Every time I take a moment to think, I am brought back to this concept; that we are not called to living the same old lifestyle.
I am reminded of what the Apostle Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians when he said, "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!" (2 Cor. 5:17, NIV) When we follow Jesus, we have a new life; we are no longer defined by our past. This is a concept that is repeated time and again in churches; those of us who grew up in the Christian faith are well-acquainted with this. But what a strange concept it is! This idea that by choosing to follow after Christ and invite His lead over our life, we have a fresh start. We are no longer guilty of our past mistakes; we are free from the bondage that comes with sin.
What a glorious thought!
May this year be full of new life and new opportunities to share that life! Praise the LORD!