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The Old and The New

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone and the new has come.
2 Corinthians 5:17

Every time I visit my hometown, things look new and different. Old highways have been changed to new, larger ones. Old stores where I used to shop have new buildings or new storefronts. It makes it kind of hard for me to know where I am. Some of the old roads are now closed.

The apostle Paul said when we are in Christ, we are a new creation. We become a new person. The old person is gone, and a new person has come. Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again" (John 3:3). This is our spiritual birth.

This new birth comes when we ask Jesus to be our Lord and Savior. This new birth also gives us an eternal relationship with God, our Heavenly Father. When we put our trust in Jesus Christ, it is more than just turning over a new leaf. We have a new life with a new Master. We have forgiveness of our sins. We have healing from hurts. We have peace and joy. We have hope.

Maybe you are feeling lonely or sad today. You may feel that your world is falling apart. Putting trust in Jesus Christ can give you new life. You will always have a true Friend. You will always have a constant companion. Best of all, you will have a home in Heaven.

Think of it this way:  A believer (Christian) has two births (physical and spiritual) and one death (physical). A nonbeliever has one birth (physical) and two deaths (physical and spiritual). A Christian is no longer subject to judgment and death.

Have you been born again? If you want more information about this new life, just reply to this e-mail.

Father, I thank you for the new life you have given me. I pray that readers who do not have this new life will respond.

Georgia Andrus

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