A new year. A new creation.
A new year. A new beginning. The world struggles out of 2021 and hopes for a better year to come.
This month as we think of new beginnings, of starting afresh with hope of better things, we will let the Bible speak for itself in some verses which speak of a new creation, of what Christ has done for each of us and what our new year resolution might be.
Anyone who believes in Christ is a new creation. The old is gone! The new has come!
It is all from God. He brought us back to himself through Christ's death on the cross. And he has given us the task of bringing others back to him through Christ.
God was bringing the world back to himself through Christ. He did not hold people's sins against them. God has trusted us with the message that people may be brought back to him.
So we are Christ's official messengers. It is as if God were making his appeal through us. Here is what Christ wants us to beg you to do. Come back to God!
2 Corinthians 5:17-20 (NIrV)