Change is good! Change is bad! Change is dangerous! Change is refreshing! Change is inevitable! Change requires intention! Change happens! Some things never change! When we refer to things as being "new" or "old", an assumption is often made that "new is better". The problem is that we often fail to recognize that to go from the old to the new requires an awareness and acceptance of change. If we replace "old" with "new", the old is now gone and we don't always want the old to be gone. The inability to allow change to happen or the comfort that we think the old provides us often prevents us from moving to the new.
Lord, help me to realize that the "new creation" is vastly superior than anything that the "old creation" provided me.