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verses 17-18: “Therefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creatrue; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ, and gave us the ministry of reconciliation,”

If you have ever done a science project in school, most of us have probably done the “baking soda and vinegar” experiment. I was always fascinated how mixing that powder and that liquid would produce a lot of carbon dioxide….and a lot of fizz! I also was fascinated by the chemical reaction of 2 different things that transformed into something new and different. (Still felt a touch that way, when I showed the same experiment to my sons).

If anyone knew what that was like, it was Paul. Jesus took a determined antagonist named Saul, and through His transforming grace, changed him into a new creation: Paul, the greatest missionary to walk the New Testament. Friends of Saul would have been perplexed by the difference; indeed, the disciples themselves were wary when Paul first came to them converted. They thought it was a trick, so fearsome a reputation had Saul built.

But Paul had been reconciled to God; the past was forgiven, and only the future lay ahead for him. This is what Paul wrote of here. Only God could reconcile us to Himself, in the person of Jesus Christ. He wants us to participate in the ministry of reconciliation, as well. Seeing that type of change happen in a person’s life, watching them come to know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, is a a whole lot more fascinating to see than watching baking soda and vinegar bubble over!

Have a blessed day in Him!

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