By Pastor Pat Giraldin | December 28, 2017
Can there only be one time when something is new? When we buy something we like, we like it best when its new, not used. We ascribe a higher value to new, and there is often a higher price as well. We expect our gifts to be new, right?
New comes with the feeling of fresh, unused, and just for us. Where as used comes with the shroud of the unknown as to how it was treated, and who has used it before. Something may have the appearance of being “like-new”, but only new is new.
Time flies, and it is easy to feel older. The last thing we think is that we can be some kind of new. We believe that our age and mistakes have made us used and unfixable, and that we could never be new again.
Paul wrote about new:
“This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!” 2 Corin. 5:17(NLT)
Maybe we are just thinking about the wrong kind of new...get it?!
In His grip,