March is here and life is all around; new life. Winter is coming to a close. Leaves begin to bud on trees again. No longer do we see bare branches, but beautiful green leaves. The grass is no longer brown, but green with life. Flowers are blooming all around. There are new blooms everywhere. Spring – a newness of life!
Paul talks about the newness of life we can have in Christ Jesus. In II Corinthians 5:17 he defines a Christian in one of the most dynamic ways, “Therefore, if any man (woman) be in Christ, He is a new creature; old things are gone, all things are made new” New in this sense is the becoming of a totally different kind of person.
This term ‘new’ is not used here to describe something new you may buy to replace an old one; it is used to give the sense of becoming a totally different kind of person! God has wiped away the old forevermore. There is not a trace in God’s eyes of the past sins and filth that the nature of sin brings. You are a beautiful, new creature! Are you living life as the NEW creature God has formed you to be?
Jessica Williams, Captain