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…



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