In the same way, he took the cup of wine after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant between God and his people—an agreement confirmed with my blood. Do this to remember me as often as you drink it.”
When one is writing a book, they usually go chapter by chapter, connecting words into sentences and paragraphs all the while telling a story. A story perhaps about their life or a how to book or maybe a documentary, but the main point is to tell a complete story chapter by chapter. This too is how we often live our life, we say we are going to start a new chapter and I am here merely today to suggest, why don’t we start a new book instead?
Chapters are good but it means you are still in the same story, nothing really has changed in your life is what you are saying. If you start a new book then it will be more exciting. Let’s take a person who has stopped drinking. The said person has now closed the book on a life of alcohol abuse and is now starting a whole new era in life instead of just adding a chapter to the past. Does that make sense? As interested as a person could be in seeing how the story ends, sometimes they are even more excited about opening a new book!
Jesus did the same thing for us when He died for us on the cross. When He crucified His flesh the ways of the Old Testament were made new with the covenant of Grace, no longer are we bound by the past commandments. We have been given grace and it is sufficient for all things. Yes, if we are following after Jesus and aspiring to become more Christlike, we should have not desire to swear, dishonor our parents, lie, murder, have false Gods and all those other temptations. We have been given a whole new book to read, the New Testament.
So are you ready to start a new chapter or does your heart desire to start a new book? Are you tired of the same old same old? Is it time to really seek God and say you are done with the old way of thinking? I encourage all of us to begin a new book in our Christian walk, take a new approach to our old thinking, press further into the things God has planned for us. Go ahead, close the book on the past and begin writing a new story today!