Would you like an “old” ten dollar bill or a “new” one? This question is answered by most people saying a new one. But wouldn’t you rather have an old “ten” than a new “one?” This demonstrates that we are intrigued with new. Once we hear the word new, we tend to want it more than something old. We get excited about a new restaurant or new clothes, or a new car.
We make New Year’s resolutions accomplish or do something special. A new year is a point of beginnings. One person said they decided to lose twenty pounds in the New Year. Three weeks later, they only had twenty five pounds to go. It doesn’t always turn out the way we would like.
For the believer, we walk in newness of life every day. We have grace for the day. As we walk with God, each day is a clean slate to written upon with experiences. We are new creations at the moment of salvation. We have a new destiny. We have a new relationship with God.
One great blessing we look forward to is a new heavens and a new earth. There will be no more sin, pain, or grief. It will be a new experience and it will be good.