Thursday, October 21, 2010

"Better Than Before"

"Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." 2 Corinthians 5:17

There is a home improvement show that I like to watch from time to time. The show is about a carpenter/contractor who goes in and "fixes" correctly people's homes after the original contractor did a terrible job.

This week one of the shows was about a kitchen floor that had to be replaced for an elderly lady because it was installed improperly. This carpenter and his team didn't just fix what was wrong with the floor, but they went on and redid the whole kitchen. When he was finished, the lady had a brand new kitchen- new appliances, new cabinets, countertops- the works. It wasn't only fixed correctly but it was much better than she had before.

As I thought about that episode, I couldn't help but think about how Jesus- the Master Carpenter- takes our "houses" (lives) that have been destroyed by sin and comes in and "repairs" them and puts them back together again.

Not only does He put us "back together again" by giving us life, but He makes us so much better than we were when He found us. He made us into brand new creations- old things passed away and all things are become new. He doesn't just give us life, but He gives us eternal life and abundant life.

Is your life broken by sin? Has it left your life in shambles? Jesus specializes in taking what is broken and not only does He put it back together again but He makes it brand new.

Have a great day. Jesus not only repairs our destroyed lives, but He leaves us so much better than He found us by giving us a new life.

For further reading:
John 10:10; 1:4
Isaiah 58:12
Ephesians 3:20

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