Re:Verse passage – Philippians 3:17-21 (day two)

we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ; who will transform the body of our humble state into conformity with the body of His glory…vs.20b-21a

And He who sits on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Revelation 21:5

Don’t misread these verses. It doesn’t say Jesus will make all new things. He will make all things new. One of the things we tell our kids as they struggle with those awkward phases of development is that God doesn’t make mistakes. You are not a mistake, but we are not yet fully ourselves. When we finally clothe ourselves with Jesus we will, at last, be who we were intended to be. While we walk these Shadowlands we may begin to catch of glimpse of what that renewal will be like, but only until we venture further up and further in will we know fully how Jesus will renew his creation. Be encouraged today that the work that He began in you will find its completion in eternity. May that hope push you to continue to seek after His perfect will for your life in the meantime. Aren’t you grateful for the promise of newness?

Author: Aaron Hufty

Aaron Hufty is the Associate Pastor for Worship and Music at FBCSA.

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  1. Thank you Aaron for your beautiful expression of encouragement. Yes, I’m so grateful for the promise of newness. At 73 years, as I grow nearer the end of my Shadowland journey timeline , I am more aware of and filled with gratitude that my wholeness will be completed in Christ. Hallelujah. What a Savior.

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