Friday, February 17, 2006

All things are made new

How long has it been since you were awed by a carrot peeler? My 2-year old son Jonah watched me peel carrots yesterday and exclaimed "Wow!" He was overjoyed at the news that the cleaners would come to Grandma's house today saying "That's very nice of them!" We get older and more jaded by life and forget that carrot peels are really cool! If you are only 4 months old, even toes are new!
Reminds me that "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!" 2 Corinthians 5:17.
All things can be new again: carrot peelings, the cleaners coming, the trash truck. Or in our daily routine; a new e-mail from an old friend, a different shadow out the window, a new word out of our child's mouth. We are constantly being reborn in Christ, as the waters of baptism pour through our lives, not just once but every day, renewing our strength, our passions and our lives.

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