There are New Things

I have new things in my home!

  • New Sounds
  • New Sights
  • New Smells

See, we have a new grandbaby, and with new grandbabies come all kinds of other new things. 


Granted, they are all things I have had before in my home—twenty years ago, but there’s something amazing and special about this “newness.”  Because along with the new stuff there are new attitudes and actions.  We close doors a little softer, we speak a little gentler, we quiet the dogs a little sooner, and we act a little sillier – especially when we are holding the little one.   She’s made a big difference in our lives.  I’m sure that anyone who has had a baby in their home understands what all this newness means.

There is another newness that I thought of this morning.  The newness that a relationship with God through Jesus Christ can bring.  Jesus takes us where we are…warts and all…and transforms us into something new.

2 Corinthians 5:17:  Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away, and look, new things have come.

Just like there are new attitudes and actions in our home as a result of the presence of our granddaughter, there are new attitudes and actions in our lives that come as a result of the presence of Christ.  Some of these new things came immediately, and some have developed over time.  Sometimes the newness came with a little pain, and sometimes with overwhelming joy.  Some of the new required work on our part as we were transformed to the will of God, and some came with relative ease as the Holy Spirit worked out His purpose in our lives.

Yup, there’s new stuff in my home and life because of Papa’s precious grandbaby.  I know there will continually be new things in my life because of her presence, even when they are living on their own. 


Likewise, there are continually new things in my life because of my relationship with Jesus.  There will always be new things, because I have a living and growing relationship with a living and loving Savior.

If you would like more information on how you can have the newness of a relationship with Jesus Christ please drop me an email ( or post a comment on here.  You can find information at the following as well:

Until the next time…



About bigdbentley

MEET DAVE "BIG D" BENTLEY - A MAN OF MANY HATS I wear a lot of hats in the course of my life. I wear the "husband hat" with my wife, Andie, whom I have been married to for 26 years. I wear the "daddy hat" with my children, Danielle and David, and their spouses, Micah and Tracie. I am privileged to don my "Papa hat" with my two gorgeous grand-daughters, Amaria and Jaydan, and my energetic grandson, Jethro. I wear the "pastor hat" with my church congregation in Wallingford, Vermont. I have served churches in West Virginia, Alabama, Florida and Vermont. In December of last year my wife and I accepted the call to serve in Wallingford, Vermont. In addition to this variety of caps, I am a student, attending Liberty University to receive a Masters in Teaching in Elementary Education as well as secondary Language Arts. My hobbies tend to revolve around my family, so they include, camping, traveling, playing board games, and spending time with them. In addition I enjoy reading, rainy days, listening to and playing worship songs, and cooking.

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