Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Pastor's Ponderings, April 20, 2022

Ctrl+Z/Command-Z (on Apple)

On our computers, there is a Control Z or Command-Z key combination that deletes what you have just done. You may have deleted the wrong sentence or overwritten something that was important.  Pressing Control/ Command-Z deletes your error and restores it to where it was before you took the wrong action.


Have you ever wished to have a Control/Command-Z in your life? You went to the wrong party, took the wrong job, entered the wrong relationship, or hung around with the wrong crowd? How many of us had to confess that we would’ve, could’ve, or should’ve done something different?


The Bible says God makes all things new (Isaiah 43:19). The scripture declares that old things are passed away. We are made new in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17). We are no longer in darkness. God has made us a new creation in Christ, and we are now under the authority of Jesus Christ (Colossians 1:13).  


While there is no magic eraser in life that can free us from all our bad choices, our God wants us walking in the newness of life (Romans 6:4). He still thinks good thoughts towards us, plans for us to prosper - we still have a hope and future; faithful to forgive us even if we make mistakes.


We can thank God that our sins are forgiven, and we are justified (Romans 3:24) or “just as if I had never done wrong.” We can be joyful knowing that God restores us.


Isaiah 43:19

New International Version

19 See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.


2 Corinthians 5:17

New International Version

17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!


Colossians 1:13

New International Version

13 For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves,


Romans 6:4 
New King James Version

4 Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.


Romans 3:24

New International Version

24 and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.







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