Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 2 Corinthians 5:17 NIV
Not long ago, we had interior painting done in our home. We had colors on the walls for several years, reds, blues, and greens, and while we liked the colors, it made the house dark. So when it was time to repaint, we decided on a muted white. What a difference! It's the same house, but the inside is fresh and bright.
Coming to Christ is like that. We may have grown accustomed to the way things are while not happy we're comfortable. We are willing to live with the dimness and marks on the walls because it's easier than making a change. But, when we allow Christ to come in, there is a beautiful change. Those old painful memories hanging on our walls are taken down. The cracks and holes are filled, our rough places made smooth, and we are washed clean and the darkness replaced with light.
Father God, thank you for making us a new creation. Thank you for coming as Jesus Christ to offer us salvation and for sending us your Holy Spirit. Please help keep our spiritual homes bright and fresh. Amen.