“He saved us not because of righteous things we have done but because of
His mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the
Holy Spirit.” Titus 3:5 (NIV)
The most frequently used word in the modern advertizing world is “new”.
Everything is new, which doesn’t necessarily mean it is any better or
cheaper! New can mean that they’ve taken all of the goodness out of
Twinkies and replaced it with chemicals.
But for Christians, renewal is a completely different concept. Through
our faith and rebirth by the water and Spirit, we are blessed with a New
Life! No longer beholden to the shifts and changes of society or the
expectations of the world but only committed to Christ, the giver of
Life. This infuses us with compassion, spiritual energy, enthusiasm and
the eagerness to serve Him!
Empowered by the Holy Spirit, our abilities and talents are beyond our
ken, our vision limitless, our horizons beyond our sight and our joy
Truly, an invaluable gift!