He came when all things were growing old, and made them new. As a made, created, perishing thing, the world was now declining to its fall. It could not but be that it should abound in troubles; He came both to console you in the midst of present troubles, and to promise you everlasting rest. Do not choose then to cleave to this aged world, and to be unwilling to grow young in Christ.
~ St. Augustine of Hippo
St. Augustine of Hippo, one of the great Doctors of the Church wrote these words many years ago and yet they remain true to this day. If you think about it, the Death and Resurrection of Jesus literally changed the course of time as we know it; BC and AD. Jesus made things new for us; a new time; a new beginning; a new life through baptism. Jesus came to comfort the afflicted but also to afflict the comfortable, and brothers and sisters we have been too comfortable for far too long. Just take a look at what is currently transpiring with the deposit of faith.
Let us be the Arms of Jesus reaching to console those who are hurt; Let us be the Voice of Jesus speaking new Life and Healing into the lives of those who are hurting and dead; Let us be a rampart of truth in this current world.
Get out of your comfort zone. Learn more about your faith and what the Holy Spirit desires for your lives. We cannot continue to do the same old thing, all of the time expecting a different result. Now is the time to change. Now is the time to continue to learn and ‘grow young’ in Christ. How do we ‘grow young’? When you become a new creation in Christ, you are now young; and infant and you need nursing, milk, sustenance for the New Journey. That is what Christ will do for each of us. The word of God is a lamp unto our feet and food for our soul. Let us daily eat of the word of God, the bread of life and be consumed in His Divine Will for our new lives.
“He came when all things were growing old, and made them new.” Will you allow the NEW YOU in Christ to ‘grow young’? Ask Him today… ask Him right now; Lord Jesus, create in me a NEW Heart; Create in me Oh Lord a New Love and a New Zeal for Soul’s; that I might live a-new for You, Lord Jesus. Make me an instrument of your Grace; Thank you, Lord Jesus, Amen.
May the road rise to meet you and Keep on Keepin’ on!
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