A rumbling whoosh of electricity – exclamations of ‘what was that?’. He runs outside checking, I go from room to room. Then I see it, fire in the oven.
The element in our oven super-heated as I warmed breakfast. We called about replacement parts, but were warned there was more going on than just the element. New stove time.
That’s like us before Jesus, He says we need a whole new life. “For you have been born again, but not to a life that will quickly end. Your new life will last forever because it comes from the eternal, living word of God.” (1Peter 1:23 NLT)
Even so, along the way we will need some replacement parts – dying to old ways, coming alive to His ways.
Our replacements are rooted in Christ alone. Only He can change our hard hearts, only He can mend our broken hearts, only He can assure our fearful hearts.
Jesus never said things would be easy here – but He did promise to never leave us – and He’s put in us the Holy Spirit, the best replacement part ever – for He will never let us down.
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