The first snow of winter (or late fall). So beautiful. It’s the one where you just stand at the window and watch as those delicate flakes flutter down and rest on the ground. Finally, everything is covered up. Your yard looks all white and Christmasy.
But, the hole the dog dug by the flower bed is still there. So is that mud pit down by the fence. And that dip you always hit when mowing…it’s still there waiting for you to burr off the grass again come Spring.
The snow has only temporarily covered up the defects, but they’re still there. They’ll be revealed again soon.
You can end up living your life this way. Just covering up who you are because you don’t want people to know the real you. Snowing everyone. Underneath, though, you’re still the same person you’ve always been. You fear being revealed…again.
But, what if you decided to give yourself over to God. That’s not how he would deal with you. He doesn’t cover anything up. No, he recreates! He scraps all that you were, then starts fresh, helping you to create the new you. There’s no cover-up.
Wouldn’t it be so much easier to be the person you want to be? You might try linking up with God and…starting over.
This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! 2 Corinthians 5