Thursday, April 6, 2017


In 2 Corinthians 5:17, we read: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”

“Listen to this, Timmy.” Grandfather held the letter. “Your Aunt Marilyn is coming for a visit. She wants us to get to know the twins, Letty and Betty.”

“When are they coming?”

“Day after tomorrow.” Grandfather put the letter aside, stood. “We’ve got a lot to do. Need to go to the grocery story--and,” he looked around at the living room. “Better get this place cleaned up, too.”

“Wonder what they’re like. Will I get to play with them? How old are they?”

Palm up, Grandfather said, “Whoa. They’re six months old. I’m sure you’ll get to play with them.”

Finally, Aunt Marilyn arrived with Letty and Betty. As they helped  unload the car, Timmy asked. “Why do you need so much stuff, Aunt Marilyn?” She smiled.

“I never know what they’ll need so I bring everything.” She turned to Timmy. “I need your help, Timmy. You’re like their big brother. You make sure they don’t get into trouble or get hurt.”

Timmy nodded. “Sounds easy. They’re babies.” That evening, Timmy leaned against the sofa. “I didn’t know the twins could get into so much trouble. They have a lot of energy.” He sighed.

“They need protection and guidance, Timmy.” Grandfather said. “Like we do when we come to the Lord Jesus. In Christ, we are a new creation--a newborn in the Lord.  And like the twins, we need guidance and protection. We get into a lot of trouble if left to ourselves.

Kingdom Thinking. The Lord Jesus provides us with friends, mentors, but especially His Word. He promises never to leave nor forsake us. He loves us with an everlasting love. He offers the same to you. Won’t you come?