The front of our new library books sport a pretty "new" sticker for quick recognition. New books always create much excitement at the checkout counter with students; and it's not long before the new stickers look tattered, faded and slap worn out.
Being new in Christ can cause a similar effect. The thrill and excitement of accepting Jesus, our Lord and Savior, can wear one out. There is excitement and eagerness to do right and be right. Soon the realization surfaces -- we just can't be good enough.
But wait! That's why the Good News is the good news. Jesus did for us what we can not do for ourselves. He saved us from sin and ourselves. His Peace and Love for us will never perish, spoil or fade. So whether new in Christ or seasoned with His love, we always have reason to thank Him and celebrate His unending grace and mercy.
God is the ever-lasting Protector for our "new in Christ" sticker.
have a joy-filled day!