A New Life for the New Year

A man approached a woman in a restaurant and gleefully exclaimed, "Dorothy! It's so good to see you! I see you have a new look. I like the new color of your hair. Your new hairstyle becomes you. Your new makeup certainly highlights your loveliest features. And I'm impressed with your new clothes and how well they fit you."

As he finally quit gushing, the woman said, "Sir, I think you have mistaken me for someone else. My name is Helen."

He immediately said, "Oh, so you now have a new name, too. Wonderful! Wonderful!"

The fast approaching new year reminds us of newness of life that comes through Christ. "If anyone is in Christ," St. Paul wrote, "he is a new creation, the old has passed away, behold the new has come." 2 Corinthians 5:17. The Apostle further says: "put off your old nature...and be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and put on the new nature, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness" Ephesians 4:22. What better advice could Christians heed?

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Sue said…
What a good story and a good reminder of our new life in Christ. :)

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