God is in the business of transformation. Transformation means to have a marked change in form, nature or appearance. Transformation, change, modification, renewal, all these words give the idea that something isn’t good enough and needs to be improved. Unfortunately, sin entered the world and everything changed….we do need to be transformed and redeemed.
The plan of redemption has been implemented and it is now being played out in and through our lives. We have no option but to participate. We do however have the option to choose, with our freewill, the transformation that the Father has made available to us through His Son, Jesus Christ, who paid the penalty for our sins and laid down His life for us.
Do you ever wish you could have a ‘do-over’, a chance to go back and do something differently to avoid a big mistake you made? Most of us can recall times when we did something that we would like to take back. Perhaps some of us wonder whether God could ever accept us with blemishes in our past.
2 Cor 5:17 says…Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
The good news of Jesus is that God makes us new. He not only wipes away our sins, He creates a new person, transforms us, by reconciling us to Himself through Jesus. When we confess our sin, He is faithful and just to forgive our sin. God has offered us the gift and pathway to redemption through Jesus.
The awesome truth gives us new freedom as we live. God knows that we are sinners, but our status at the judgement is not ‘sinner’ but ‘former sinner’ who has been redeemed, changed, transformed into a new creation in Christ.
God has given us something better than a ‘do-over’. He forgives us and makes all things new. Now that is good news!!