We all love the idea of fresh starts, clean slates, and second chances.
We long to put aside our past, our misdeeds, or our misactions. So, in our own flesh, we try to create new futures and new identities, only to fall and flail.
How refreshing it is then to know that there’s Someone who is able to give us the new beginnings we long for. His name is Jesus–and the moment we accept Him as our Lord and Saviour, we’re made a new creation.
Our old lives, the ones we so desperately want to shake off, are buried with Jesus through baptism into death, and just as He was raised from the dead, so are we raised into a new life in Him (Romans 6:4). And what’s more, He now lives in us and gives us the power to set our lives in the right direction (2 Peter 1:3).
How do you feel knowing you have a new life in Christ? How does knowing Jesus died for you spur you to live a life that glorifies Him?
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