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Snowing Yourself

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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

 

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About X-rays, Bottle Caps, and Mozart

In Paraguay a chamber orchestra of 20 children uses instruments fashioned out of recycled materials from a landfill, performing the music of Beethoven, and Mozart, Henry Mancini and the Beatles. The sounds of a classical guitar come from two big jelly cans. Used X-rays serve as the skins of a drum set. Bottle caps work perfectly well as keys for a saxophone. Check out this clip from an upcoming documentary.

Amazing, huh. Out of garbage something beautiful is created. And, that’s exactly what God can do with you and me. Out of the garbage that is your life he can create something original and beautiful…a new you! Life can become part of a landfill, trash just taking up space. God takes that life and somehow recreates that rubbish into a person headed in the right direction. Then, he sticks by to keep you on the right path.

It takes your breath away just thinking about what God can do with your life. Think today about choosing not to be part of the landfill, but to allow God to make you part of his orchestra.

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

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