Ruined But Reclaimed

One of the most magnificent statues in the world is David. It is considered by many to be the masterpiece of Michelangelo. The story of its completion, however, is far different from that of its beginning.
The block of marble from which he fashioned it was once marred and discarded by another artist. It had been so mutilated that it was cast aside as worthless.
When Michelangelo looked at the piece of marble, he saw possibilities and promises – not something that had been rejected because someone thought it was ruined. And from what others trashed he brought forth a true treasure.
It is like those of us who become Christians. We “become new persons...(We) are not the same anymore for the old life is gone. A new life has begun!”
It is difficult to grasp the reality of that verse of Scripture. Perhaps it is because our size does not change and our shape remains the same. But the moment we are born again, the Holy Spirit gives us a new life and we are changed on the inside. And through the power of the Holy Spirit we are empowered to live differently and act differently because “a new life has begun.”
Once our lives were a shambles, shaped and scarred by sin. But the God of all creation recreated us.
Prayer: Thank You, Heavenly Father, that You took us, recreated us and gave us a new life. Your grace has transformed us into Your likeness. Thank you! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: 2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation, the old has gone, the new has come!

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