Thursday, April 29, 2010

Out with the old - in with the new

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!

As Stroke Awareness Month approaches, remember stroke survivors, caregivers, friends and loved ones. Prayer for them. Many are struggling with recovery - stroke is the major cause of permanent disability in the United States.

Even still, hope is not lost. Paul gave these powerful words to the Corinthians - accept Christ, and you are a new creation. Be with Christ, and what matters the most - not the fading exterior that everyone bears - the old has gone, and new has come.

And beyond, despite earthly suffering that every human being experiences, Paul reminds us of the promise before us. Be in Christ, and your spirit is renewed. Be in Christ, and you will find the ultimate hope, with renewal. All of us in Christ will be new creations. Our old forms - with all our imperfections - will be gone. The new will come again.

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