“Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; the new has come.” 2 Corinthians 5:17
The old has passed, the new has come. What do you think this means? How does this apply to you? When you accepted Christ into your heart do you believe you where made new?
When we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior we put away the old and welcome the new. We say yes to the new creation that God is making us and no to our old way of life. He continues to work in our lives for the rest of our lives. To build in us a wellspring of life. To create in us a hope of a future. He knows that we struggle with this. That we often times fall into despair. That we lose hope. But when we are made new He becomes our hope. He is the wellspring of our being.
He knows that even after we accept Him that we still fall into these old habits. But because of His gift we have a hope to turn too. When we feel lost and alone, He is there to remind us that He is there. That He is our hope. He creates in us a new life. One that is full of joys and new hopes. New ideas, dreams, and desires. He awakens the spirit within us with His Spirit. He becomes the reason for our being and the reason for our joy. He is the hope of our futures and the love of our hearts. He becomes our breath or reasons and our everything. When this happens we become whole. A new creation.