by Randy Chambers, 2009-04-12
2 Corinthians 5:17, NIV: Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he
is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!
Nothing new under the sun? True. Yet so many things seem new to you and I,
right? We face new times of trials and uncertainties, and triumphs and
pleasantries. Some things we wish the new would never wear off; while there are
other things we wish we could quickly grow numb to the newness thereof. As a new
creation in Christ, you are given a new way to look at life--a new way to think
and to respond to life’s situations. Of course the ways to think and respond are
not new, they are just new to us. Because of this, we can come to He Who is the
Way, since what is new to us is what is known to Him. We no longer need trust in
ourselves for the answers to what seems to us as something new under the sun. We
simply need come to the Son, and trust Him for the answers He has known since
before the sun itself was new.