‘Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation: the old has gone the new has come!’ – 2 Corinthians 5:17.
There is a great richness in Paul’s letters. As he struggles to win over those who have been unsettled by other, maybe dubious, Christian preachers, Paul makes some of his most profound theological reflections.
I often tell myself that to model faith as countercultural, to be more Christ like, I need to slow down, to take notice of the wonder of every new moment, to be somewhat monk like. When I do get to do that it seems as though God has enriched me spiritually. But there are also so many times when I rush from pillar to post, when I’m unsettled by the things that don’t seem to be ‘kingdom like’ and I can even get angry that those things are getting in the way of quiet reflective moments. However, Paul’s ministry was couched in a great deal of chaos and concern, of dealing with this issue then that. So I for one am reassured God can take all sorts of days and make of them something new.
My prayer is that in both your quiet and your busy times you, too, are reassured that God makes all things new.