Thursday, February 16, 2012

Thankful Thursday: In Christ, A New Creation

 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! 2 Corinthians 5:17

New life springs forth from shallow graves.Winter reconciled with spring and death overcome by life resurrected. The sight of newness and vibrant hues quickens my feet and the camera's eye captures my hope:

the old is gone, the new has come ~

No longer must I accept the grave or the old life for upon the cross, on my behalf He bore my sin with one final breath He shouted, "It. Is. Finished!"

His life laid down so we might live.

Jesus fought. The battle won. Death could not hold him in the grave. Transformed, renewed he rose on the third day. Our hope:

~ the old is gone, the new has come ~

In Christ we are a new creation proclaiming hope to all the nations:

"His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed." Daniel 7:14b