The Spring of Reconciliation
If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 18 Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:17-18 NKJV).
The icy winter has passed, and Spring is here. As you enjoy the rebirth of nature, remember that you are the offspring of God. Every human being has the same Creator, but unfortunately, not everyone is a son or daughter of God. Do you not realize that God is the Father of spirits? He is also the Father of lights. In Christ alone, can we know our heavenly Father and experience His light and love in our lives. We are born again when the scales of this world drop from our eyes as Christ reveals Himself to us.
Transformation is not becoming a better version of yourself. It is not a ten-step program of spiritual awakening. Instead, it is a miracle of the new birth. In Christ, you are a new species of being. Jesus gives you a new nature, one by which you choose to partake of His divine nature. Jesus reconciled you to God and positioned you to move in the power of the Holy Spirit. Life in the Spirit sets you free from every bondage and brings you peace. The peace of Christ in you makes you a person who pursues peace with all men. To have peace with God, others, and yourself results in unity. You no longer are split and live a double life; you are indeed one new man!