Do you stand out like a new creation?
A few weeks ago I headed out to a jobsite and went by the Meldrim Sisters’ Farm. The sisters are no longer living but their legacy lives on because the house and land are still referred to as their home. You can see the old house in the photo
What caught my eye were the repairs/replacements being made on the fence – how the new boards stand out against the old. If you observe closely or just catch them in the corner of your eye, you notice they’re different. They shine brighter. They show a definite contrast to those boards around them.
Paul’s words in 2 Corinthians 5:17 came to mind: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” NKJV
If we are in Christ, as Paul says, we should stand out from the rest of the world. Not because we’re smart or flashy or ambitious, but because we are a new creation – God has taken our heart of stone and given us a heart of flesh. A heart that shines out the love of God to others – a heart that wants to be more like Jesus – a heart that doesn’t want to live and look like all the other “boards” in the fence.