Date: March 27, 2014 11:21 PM
Topic: +DEV+ A New Creation
A New Creation
"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!" (2 Corinthians 5:17)
Scripture Focus: John 4:13-30
Jesus had the Samaritan woman's spiritual thirst on His mind as He inextricably drew her into conversation by asking for a drink. She was clueless, seeing only a hot, tired Jew sitting in the shade of the well. Jesus saw her needy heart.
Walking to the well, she may have felt the anxiety we feel deep inside, knowing our life is off track and we've no idea how to fix it. Not far into their conversation Jesus got to the point, and the woman realized that she had been searching for spiritual fulfillment in all the wrong relationships. Jesus shook her loose, as He shakes all of us loose from the things we think we need to make our lives work. Fully struck by the knowledge of who Jesus was, she couldn't return to her past. She could only go forward into His grace.
Jesus is sitting by the well of your life today, offering you His Living Water, to quench your eternal thirst. Is long records of past sins holding you back from going forward with Him? Know that He lived and died to wash it all away.
Insight: "Create a new heart in me that i may not return to all that used to be." (Adrian Van Kaam, C.C.Sp.)
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