It is now 9:58 in the evening.
Still another two hours before the new year, the sound of fireworks in my vicinity has already begun.
Why is it that people celebrate what is new?
A new year?
A new job?
A new baby?
Newness brings with it an open-ended invitation to possibilities.
What we have hoped might become a reality.
We are encouraged as we think of that which is to come as being “better” than what has already been.
For believers in Jesus, we celebrate our new lives.
When we yielded ourselves to God, the transformation was complete.
2 Corinthians 5:17 reads,
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!
This dramatic change–this rebirth–has made us to be a new creation.
When each of us is transformed in this way, choosing Jesus, there is a celebration of rejoicing in Heaven as well as in our hearts.
The new is here!
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