May 15

DAILY READINGS: Num. 26:52-27:23; Prov. 23:12-35; Luke 1:57-80

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17, NKJV 

As you watch a butterfly lighting on a flower, think of its great transformation from a humble caterpillar to a fluttering creature of brilliant colour. It was once bound in a cocoon made of a silk thread 500 or more yards in length. But in that cocoon it built a valve-like exit door. In the fullness of time, the former caterpillar came out of that one-way door into the fresh air and sunshine, into newness of life. We too have been gloriously changed. Are you a new creation in Christ Jesus? —E. MacLelland

Transformed by grace divine, the glory shall be Thine;
To Thy most holy will, O Lord, we now our all resign.
—F. G. Burroughs