I read recently of an elderly man who was asked if he had lost anything when he became a Christian. “Yes” he replied, “Yes…before, I drank to excess and quarreled with my wife. I lost all of that…I had a wicked heart and a hardened conscience- I lost them…I had a wife whose heart I had broken, who did without the necessities of life-all that is in the past. Yes, I lost many things when I invited Jesus into my life.” When we come to Christ, God gives us a new life. Paul explained, “Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he (or she) is a new creation. Old things have passed away, behold all things have become new.” Like the elderly gentleman I read about, when we become true and sincere Christians, God gives us, joy for sorrow, hope for hopelessness, new life for spiritual death. What a trade!
Pastor Alex Rockwell
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