“For in Christ Jesus…… but a new creation”
The Bible says, “For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but a new creation” (Galatians 6:15). It is the new creation of the mind that matters. Right attitude is the need of the hour.
Dale Carnegie, has written an episode to support this statement. It is as follows:
“There were two prisoners in a single cell at a particular jail. When the jailer came for the morning rounds, he wished both of them “Good Morning”. One of them cheerfully answered, “Good Morning Sir!” while the other man very slothfully and reluctantly said, “Good Morning Sir!” Then the jailer asked, “How did you spend the previous night?” The first man replied, “Sir! Through the bars of the jail, I looked up and saw the stars. I kept looking at them all through the night and they were very bright. I admired them and had a very sweet slumber.” The other man said, “Sir! There is a gutter nearby and the foul smell that emanated from it bothered me so much so that I did not have a wink of sleep the previous night.”
One man looked up while another looked down. One man saw the brighter part while the other saw the glum one. Through this anecdote we understand that attitude alone matters.
Let us have a change in our attitude. What is the way? “Therefore, 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 friend of mine told me the following incident. In a particular city, there lived a wealthy man who never bothered about God because He had everything in life that he could wish for. There also lived a priest who regularly visited him and kept constantly telling him about the need for God in his life. One evening the rich man took the priest in his boat and they were conversing for a long time. Finally, the priest told him, “Sir! Everything will look new if only you receive the Lord Jesus Christ into your heart.” The rich man replied, “Alright priest, what do you want me to do?” The priest told solemnly, “Bow down your head in prayer and repeat this prayer after me.” So saying, he made him say the sinner’s prayer. “Lord! Be merciful to me, a sinner” Even while he repeated these words something supernatural happened within him. Tears trickled down. Then he looked around and questioned, “When we came here, were these trees around? They are really wonderful isn’t it?” He looked up at the sky and exclaimed, “The beauty of the stars that are showing their sparkling faces are indescribable.” He kept saying, “Wonderful! Wonderful!” from then on. Then the priest smiled and said, “You are also a wonderful person now because your heart has been changed by the Lord Jesus Christ.”
My dear Friend! Get this experience of receiving the Saviour into your heart. He will make you a new creature. You will be able to appreciate anything and everything around you and not grumble or murmur all the time.
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