“Behold, I make all things new” (Revelation 21:5)

We expect to start painting at the end of this week.  As we paint and finish a polished new home, we can ponder the many gospel themes of being made new through Christ.

First, through Christ our natural selves are remade.  We may have the same frame and structure, but we are completed and given a new purpose.  Second, Christ invites us to seek daily renewal through activities that connect us to His spirit.  Repentance also gives us a way to be renewed, like having a fresh coat of paint, no longer marred by the scratches and marks of the world.  Finally, we look forward to the resurrection, when we will all be restored and made new again, as will the entire earth.

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. (2 Corinthians 5:17)

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