Thursday, August 15, 2013

Call Me Crazy

2 Corinthians 5:17


Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

17 Therefore, if anyone is united with the Messiah, he is a new creation — the old has passed; look, what has come is fresh and new!

No one wants to re-create or re-invent something that's already been done.  Well, unless they are just a little bit crazy.  Generally, though, we don't do that because we are already benefiting from the original creation.  And once something is invented or created pretty much all you can do is improve on it.  The proverbial wheel, for example.  At some point way back when, someone had a great idea and figured out that with a round shaped object, things move faster.  Today the wheel has been improved and upgraded to the point of being way faster than the original inventor, I'm sure, ever dreamed of.  But, it's never been re-invented.  In fact, if someone was to attempt to re-invent the wheel, they would probably end up in an asylum somewhere.  You can't do it, it's been done.  

Well, call me crazy.  I do believe in re-inventing, re-creating.  Only, not the physical, the emotional and spiritual.  So many of us feel the need to cope and trudge along in the things that overwhelm us.  You know, just find a way to improve ourselves or our situation and circumstance.  And there are plenty of self-help ways to attempt to do this.  And one might find themselves improving.  Awesome, right?  

That is, until you read this scripture.  I don't care how long you have been filled with the Spirit, I don't care if you grew up on a church pew, I don't care how many self-help books one has read, I don't even care how "improved" someone might be...it is not the same as being in unity with Christ.  While the words are not in this passage, this sounds like healing to me.  This sounds like something beautiful.  This sounds like something joyful!  

I'm not looking for or settling for an improved self...I am going to let the re-invention power of the Holy Spirit take over - and create a fresh and new me!

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