So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new! 2 Corinthians 5:17 NRSV

Thought

You are made new in grief through Christ. In the present, each new day is an opportunity to grow away from the past and into new life, your life. To move ahead, it may be necessary, though painful, to let go of unproductive people and events from the past. It makes little sense to tow with you into the present anyone or anything that has no place in your new creation. Everything is becoming new.

Prayer

God, I am in Christ; I long for new creation. Everything old has passed away. I long for newness of life. Amen.

Assurance

I prepare for new life when I lighten my load.

Originally published in Beyond the Broken Heart - Daily Devotions for Your Grief Journey,
Abingdon Press 2012