© Jeanne E Webster
Happy New Year! A new year is certain to bring forth change, in everything and within all of us. So I thought of writing a post about new creatures.
The newest things on this earth are babies. We even have a contest to award the parents of the baby born closest to the yearly changeover, the New Year’s baby! Sometimes folks have tried to hurry their unborn entry along or delay the birth to match the new time, all to maintain control over circumstances.
We all can look back and remember the scenario of checking out the fingers and toes of our newly born beautiful babies. The digits are counted audibly, first the fingers than the toes. A big sigh of relief is breathed as the babe is given the thumbs up signal. All is well.
2 Cor. 5: Therefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature. Old things are passed away and all things become new.
Eph. 4:24-32 and that you put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness…
God has a way of checking out his reborns, ones born of Christ. He looks for signs of change within our spirits. All corruptness or deceitful lusts must leave, as we daily walk with our Lord. A new man will be constantly renewed in the spirit of the mind. Speaking truth replaces lying; sinful anger is replaced by righteous indignation; theft is replaced by honest work; foul language is replace by gracious speech; resentment and wrath give way to kindness and forgiveness.
The old man has gone—Christ has come!