If your house is like mine, you’ve got a refrigerator full of leftovers. Thanksgiving day has come and gone. We’ve acknowledged our blessings over three big meals with a fun mixture of family and friends. With each celebration, however, we seem to have picked up more food to bring home. Turkey, dressing, cheese-filled casseroles and a sweet array of pies and cakes line our refrigerator shelves.
Leftovers are good, but after a day or two of reheating turkey and dressing- our house is ready for something new. Something different.
For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God. 1 Peter 1:23
Ever felt like a leftover? We sprint hard toward a new opportunity, only to find ourselves disappointed by others…disillusioned about our experience. Instead of renewal, we often feel tired and defeated. Left behind.
We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. Romans 6:4
Our faith can give us hope, however. We have an opportunity through Jesus to be born again…to experience a continual newness in our lives.
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11
Take comfort in the renewal that offered through our relationship with Jesus. We don’t ever need to feel left behind. We have a Father that beckons us to walk with Him daily.