Nature forms us. Sin deforms us. Schools inform us. Prisons reform us. But only Christ transforms us. 

The Bible says, “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17). 

A Christian is not just somebody who has become nice; he has become new. He doesn’t just turn over a new leaf; he receives a new life. A Christian is not like a tadpole that has become a frog. A Christian is more like a frog who has received the kiss of grace and become a prince. We are changed radically and dramatically.

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” “What will they put on your headstone?” Such questions accompany us all along the road of life. We want to have significance, to serve a purpose, to matter. Christians should take life seriously.  

Life is a journey toward eternity. We are on a path. “The path of the just is like the shining sun, that shines ever brighter unto the perfect day” (Proverbs 4:18). There are only two destinations (Matthew 7:13–14). This world is not our home (Hebrews 11:13–16). 

Ready for a new life? —Author Unknown

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