This week, I’ve watched the parking lot at our church transform from an old lot full of pot holes and cracks with faint lines that you could barely see to a brand-new lot with fresh pavement and crisp, beautiful lines.
It’s amazing the difference between how it was before and how it is now. And as I looked out the window admiring the new look, I was reminded of how God desires to make us new.
Often times our sin and failures cause us to feel a lot like my churches old lot—run down and in need of some help. But God is willing and able to come alongside us and make us new.
Lamentations 3 tells us that His mercies are new every morning. It doesn’t matter what sins or failures we struggled with the day before, if we confess them and give them to Him, He will take them away and make us new.
As I look at the new parking lot, I can’t help but smile at how nice and new it looks. But the fact is…it can’t even compare to the feeling of a new day in and through Christ.
Lord, we thank You for Your mercies, we thank You for the grace that You so freely give. May we grab hold of the new day You have for each of us!