I don’t know about you, but I’ve had a crazy week. It seems like this week has been one of those weeks where everything is just go, go, go! I hope you’ll take a few minutes to slow down and soak up this weeks’ verse with me. Whatever stage of your life you are in right now, I hope you can take something away from this passage. Let’s take a look:
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!
2 Corinthians 5:17
If you’ve ever owned an item that got damaged or broken (which is probably all of us), let me paint a picture for you. Let’s say I have an iPhone that I’ve dropped on pavement, dropped into the toilet, etc. This phone probably isn’t in the best shape. On top of that, let’s also say that it has a battery life of five minutes, cameras that don’t function, a memory that is full, and has no data. Basically, this cell phone is pretty broken and useless. There’s not much you can do to fix it. It would cost a boatload of money to have every single broken thing fixed, so you come up with a better plan: getting a brand-new iPhone. The point of this whole story is to show you that when we come to have a relationship with Jesus Christ, he doesn’t just fix us, no, he completely makes us new.
If you know Jesus as your Lord and Savior, you have been made new and perfect in Him. He cared enough to look at your flaws, mistakes, pains, worries, and past and make you new anyway. Don’t be discouraged by thinking that a perfect Creator wouldn’t want anything to do with an imperfect human, because you’re wrong there. He wants everything to do with you. He wants to pick up your shattered pieces and make them new into something beautiful beyond compare.
And if you don’t know Jesus as your Savior, what are you waiting for? It doesn’t matter how broken you are inside, He died to make you new. You don’t have to live as a slave to your sins in the past. Jesus came to save imperfect sinners, not perfect people. You can have new life in Him. Give your all to Him and watch beauty come from ashes.
My prayer for you this week is that no matter what point in your faith you are at, you will see that God has made a new and exquisite creation in you. You were broken, but because of God’s love, you are new.