[J]ust as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. Romans 6:4
Not new like my running shoes which are just like my old ones except for the color.
Not new like the year, or the month, or the week which are just marks on the calendar.
New like heavens and earth cleansed and reformed (2 Peter 3:13)
New like the song of the redeemed (Revelation 5:9)
New like the creation in which the old is passed away (2 Corinthians 5:17)
New like the heart and spirit God Himself gave us (Ezekiel 36:26)
The resurrection makes everything new.
Has it made me new?
Does my life reflect that newness?
Or is it like everyone else’s life except for the “color”?
Is my walk about keeping a schedule or checking a list?
If it is, that’s not the newness of life He gave me.