Words from the Heart for Monday June 25th, 2018
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
II Corinthians 5:17 (NKJV)
A New Creation
The earth, the oceans, the skies, and the entire universe are included in the list of the creation of our God. But, there is yet another creation that we are in need of. We all have sinned. We have regrets from our past. When we accept Christ, this wondrous Maker of heaven and earth does another work of creation: He makes us a new creation. The old has gone and the new has come.
Canada’s tallest mountain, Mount Logan, almost had a new name a few years back. Following the death of former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, Prime Minister Jean Chrétien, a close friend of Trudeau’s, considered renaming the mountain Mount Trudeau. However, opposition from Yukoners, mountaineers, geologists, Trudeau’s political critics, and many other Canadians forced the plan to be dropped. A mountain in British Columbia’s Premier Range was named Mount Pierre Elliott Trudeau instead. This formerly unnamed peak was given the designation on June 10, 2006, in a ceremony held at Valemount.
It’s not difficult to give a new name to an unnamed mountain. It is much more difficult to create the mountain – unless you are the Creator God. He simply speaks a mountain into being. Wise and well-educated human beings can help a person change a bit, but only the Creator God is able to transform the human heart. Paul writes this in 2 Corinthians 5:17, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” God the Creator has the power to recreate. He can take a sinful human heart and completely transform it. He can take a heart that is filled with sin and guilt and replace it with a heart that is filled with His righteousness and His abiding presence. Everything becomes new – our purpose, our passions, our eternal destination. There is no human or earthly power that can do this. Only the loving God who created us can recreate us and make everything new. He can do it in your life if you will trust Him through Jesus Christ.
These have been words from the heart.