To measure God’s love is just impossible. Knowing that we were born sinners and none of us deserve to be in His kingdom, God himself made a way so that man can be reunited with Him. He sent His only son to die and to suffer in behalf of us. What an amazing love.
On 29 Jan 2012 Sunday message entitled, “A New Creation” by Pastora Patricia Rivera, three things have struck me. One is that God has given us free will in spite of everything that He has done for us. God did not force us to come to him, but rather, invites us. According to Ephesians 5:8, “For you were once in darkness, but now you are light in the Lord”. You cannot be both. We have an option to become one in Him or to remain in darkness. Another thing is that being “A New Creation” means that we are transformed by God, by His grace. As sinners, we were not just filthy individuals who were clothed nicely but rather are now totally renewed by God by His grace and mercy inside out. The same person, but having a different perspective, that God did not just save us but has given us a new life. Being called as a “Christian” does not automatically indicate that we are indeed a new creation. This can be seen through our “fruits” or the products of our actions/ choices. In becoming a new creation, we are also to embrace the new life that God has given us, for His good and perfect will, a life that honours and pleases God.
Lastly, it is all about knowing the truth. Knowing the truth that God sent His Son to die in our place and that we have been redeemed by the blood of Christ is the key. As humans, we are vulnerable to commit sin. Becoming children of God, we still sin, but because we are a new creation, by God’s grace we are being made aware of our sins. There is repentance and the tendency to sin decreases in time. Not knowing about this truth can cause us to be defeated Christians. Satan wants us to believe in a lie about who we are in our walk with God. As “New Creations” we are to embrace the “new us” and enjoy the new relationship we have with God.
-Bernadette (Tin-tin) Alano
About the Author: Tin-tin is a Young Adult who is also active in Tambourine, Music and Children’s Ministries WIN Ireland Dublin Church.