"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came to be through him, and without him nothing came to be. What came to be through him was life, and this life was the light of the human race"
- "I have been crucified with Christ; yet I live, no longer I, but Christ lives in me" Paul's Letter to the Galatians 2:20
In Christ Jesus everything that was dead is made new again. In Christ Jesus we are re-created. He is the Resurrection and the Life. This newness can best be witnessed in the circle of life that is bountiful in the natural world. It is evident in Spring when lifeless, brown wood, sprouts forth the smallest of leafs and buds. Soon leaves and flowers are feast to our eyes, with a never ending array of colors, swirls of reds and blues and whites and yellows all in their essence of beauty. Nature reveals what happens to our souls when we are touched with the Blood of Christ. Our souls are springing forth with the Grace and Splendor that comes from the Love of God. In 2010, in this very moment we are brand new creations, you and I. How exciting and how glorious, how splendorous! What kind of love is this? That God would choose to make me new again to create me once more. What kind of love is this that He would empty Himself for you and I. To die so we can become new creations. What kind of love is this?