So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! -‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭5:16-17‬ ‭(NIV)

My son asked me if he could be a baby again, to which I said, “Why yes, yes you can! When you believe that Jesus is your Lord and Savior, you will be reborn!”

He’s a bit too young to see what I mean, but God does indeed reboot our lives when we accept Jesus into our hearts, and we begin life anew. On this earth, there is no greater gift than His renewal in our lives. That gift opens our eyes and frees us from the shackles of sin and shame, to shed self every step of the way toward Christlikeness.

After we pass from this earth, there is no greater gift than the gift of eternal life, granted only by God, through His Son Jesus. So, we are richly rewarded here on earth, equipped like never before to walk and climb, and will be richly rewarded with the ultimate gift when we pass to eternity in His presence!

What supreme love for us, who are not worthy! That, my friends, fires up the warmth in our souls that nothing on this earth can match.

Today’s soundtrack

“All of Creation” by MercyMe praises God for all he has, does, and will do.