Wednesday, December 30, 2009

W.o.G Wednesday: 2 Corinthians 5:17

In honor of the NEW year that is quickly approaching, I wanted to leave you with one of my favorite verses...

2 Corinthians 5:17

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!

Cutie Face is my photo representative for this week's verse.

She was less than an hour old here, definitely a new creation!

The amazing thing is, we, as Christians, can be viewed as "new creations" by our God and Creator TODAY, many many days after we were first born into this world.

As His Word teaches, a person becomes a new creation upon accepting that through the birth, death, and resurrection of His Son (Jesus!) we (as sinners) are reconciled to God.

In God's eyes, we are made acceptable, pure, and righteous!


Of course, no one is perfect--not even one (Romans 3:10-12) but, through our belief in Jesus, we, as Christians are assured that God's mercies will be new every morning (Lamentations 3:22-23)
Lamentations 3:22-23

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.

So, if you're looking for a NEW way to start the NEW year or just a way to be a "whole NEW you", I'd urge you to consider these verses -- a life given to Jesus is the only way to truly be 100% new!

*Side note: I admit there is an annoying factor to this post with all the "new" references but I got on a roll once i posted the verse and couldn't stop. Thanks for indulging me :)*