Alex and I left at 8:30am to get battery terminals and then on to SAT where I have sat as long as 6 hours in the past. When I entered today they ushered me to the front of the lines and we were out of there in 15 minutes. It pays to look old and decrepit.
One small group of visitors left today and another one arrived yesterday and another today.
Raquel, age 27, has been here most of her life will be marrying a Christian in October. She is a college graduate in criminal investigation and has been a wonderful daughter. Today she said good-bye but it is with great admiration and pleasure to have a successful young person leave in God’s timing. We will miss her but we are certain that she will do well.
II Corinthians 5:17 “If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature; old things are passed away; behold all things have become new”.
Paul was probably thing of himself when he wrote these words. How many old things had passed away in his life and how many things had become new? Before, he was on a fast track to position and honor in the Jewish synagogue. Now he was considered an apostate.
It is “in” Christ that we are new creatures. He said earlier, “My wish is that I be found “in” Him. It is one thing to be “with” Christ and not really change who you are. How often do parents and children, husbands and wives, brothers and sisters live together for years but they are in utter ignorance of each other’s inner most thoughts and hopes? They do not know each other well because they are only “with” them in close proximity.
We may cling Christ externally but never really “know” Him. We can be good church members or even ministers and not take the time to be “in” Christ. It is a growth period of daily fellowship with Him in prayer and Bible reading that we go from being “with” Christ to being “in” Christ. The more you love Him the more you will be “in” Him.