Today I’m grateful for the fact that in Christ I am a new creation. The old is gone and the new has come.
“So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” – 2 Cor. 5:16-21
How can one not be grateful for God making it possible for us to be new that we might be reconciled to Him? What an honor and blessing!
God could have wiped His hands of us so many times in history. With the first sin He could have decided I’m done with them they made their choice against Me, but that’s not who God is. His love wouldn’t allow Himself to turn His back on humanity when humanity has turned it’s back on Him time and time again. Anytime that He did divorce Himself of mankind once they cried out to Him, He responded. That’s just the way of love.
God’s ultimate act of love was; that He loved sinful man so much that He sent Christ to pay the penalty of our sins thus reconciling us to Him and making us new and the righteousness of God through Christ.
If God never did anything else for me my entire life I would sing His praises my entire life for this awesome blessing! Hallelujah!!! Praise the Lord, God Almighty!!! Thank you my Savior for dying for me and all sinners!!!
Joy – A Fellow Sojourner & A Woman After God’s Own Heart!