If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature; old things are passed away all things become new.

When my granddaughter built her snowman, I was really impressed with her imagination and her skill. If a child has the skills to build such a unique object from snow and create a life-like face, I couldn’t help but wonder what we could do, by God’s grace, if we allow his Spirit to rebuild us as new creatures.

As the snowman was fashioned from the skilled hands of a child filled with imagination, the God of the universe proclaims in Colossians that we are chosen and dearly loved. We are admonished to clothe ourselves with compassion, kindness, gentleness, perseverance and patience.

Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

– Colossians 3:12-17

Col 3:12-17 is in Crowell’s, hide His word in my heart hall of fame.


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