Friday, January 1

A Reason to Celebrate

 If you look carefully, there are many 'new' things mentioned in Scripture-
new moon, new covenant, new earth, 
                  new song, new garment, new house...

 but my favorite 'new' thing is probably the amazing truth 
that God can make us new.

A new creature, with a new name!

Under the curse, as with all mankind, 
I am destined to judgement and separation 
from the very God who created me and loves me.

But God... in His infinite mercy, made a way 
to be justified through the perfect shed blood of Jesus Christ.
"Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: 
old things are passed away; 
behold, all things are become new."  
- 2 Corinthians 5:17

Without His sacrifice, grace, and peace-
I have no hope.

But now- washed from the crimson stains of my sin,
I have the purity of Christ's righteousness laid on me.

That means a a new day--
a new life!

And that is something to celebrate.