Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away, behold, all things have become new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17″
Alistair Begg once said: “The only thing we bring to our salvation is the sin for which we need forgiveness…”
A kitchen remodel…so exciting!
I can see the finished picture in my mind! Exciting, yet humbling; for every new thing that goes in, requires that the old must be removed.
Upon tearing out the old, un-noticed messes and flaws are revealed, hidden before behind a façade of white cabinets. Cabinets old and worn, but not looking that bad on the surface. However, if one were to examine them more carefully, they would find broken drawers, lopsided doors, missing screws, and stains not easily erased.
Pulling out each old cabinet, I was shocked at what I found! Globs of grease and dirt and spider webs were hidden on the backside. GROSS! Had I known, a change would have occurred long ago!
Then I thought about myself before Jesus, the Master Builder came in and did some reconstruction. He did a complete gut job on me…all the old things had to go!
Behind my façade of innocence, I was old in spirit, and worn out. My heart was broken, my life, upside down; and I was dirty and stained by many sins…and believe me, I was missing more than a few screws!
He was excited! He could see the finished picture. He could use what He saw…He just needed to remove the old things, and replace them with something better…something new. He did some reconfiguring, and WOW! What a difference those changes made!
Does your life need some remodeling? TRY JESUS! Just call Him at 1-800-PLZ-HELP! You’ll never get His voice mail…He always picks up! …and…HIS work, is 100% Guaranteed!
By: Anita Mondragon