Made fresh daily

That sign hangs in the window of our local

donut shop. It is a signal to the world that they

are creating anew each day. Each day they start

from scratch rolling out dough, stretching and

forming, frying and baking, and making fresh,

delectable treats each day. Nothing is better

than the smell of a bakery (or donut shop) early

in the morning.

Made Fresh Daily. I love that idea. That each

day is a new batch, a fresh start, a new

opportunity. The old is tossed out… and they

new takes its place.

This is what Paul is writing to the Christians

in Corinth as well. He reminds them that,

through Christ, they are a new creation. God

has made them something completely and

totally new from what they were before. “So

from now on we regard no one from a

worldly point of view. Though we once

regarded Christ in this way, we do so no

longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the

new creation has come: The old has gone, the

new is here! All this is from God, who

reconciled us to himself through Christ and

gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God

was reconciling the world to himself in Christ,

not counting people’s sins against them…” (2

Cor. 5:16-19a).

Today’s sermon is all about being made new.

In Christ, God takes what we were and begins

to make us what he wants us to be. And each

day we are being made new. God is at work in

us, making us into his image. May we

remember that, through Christ, we are

new each day!