Wednesday, June 10, 2009

All things have become new!

Face Time with God 6/11/09

2 Corinthians 5:17

5:17 So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!

Everything has become new! What glorious news. It means that the creative redeeming work that Christ did for us on the cross was not just for those around him, or for the elite of society, or for only the poor and outcast and lonely...It was done for all of creation. All of creation has been made new under Christ. Creation is no longer groaning under the weight of our sin. We are no longer under the power of sin or death. It's time to shout out this good news to those around us, because they too fall under this newness in Christ Jesus. They too deserve to hear and know and understand what God has done for them. Christ Jesus has taken this corrupt world and transformed it into His image. Death has lost it's sting. Sin no longer rules. Christ Jesus is the victor. Hallelujah!

Gracious and redeeming Christ, thank you for making me a new person. A new creation. Continue to walk with me through this day and help me to share this gospel message. Amen.

Pastor Joel Martyn
Hope Lutheran Church of the Sierra