By David Leonard (Worship Associate)
By far the most exciting thing going on in my life right now is the upcoming birth of my son. My wife Emma and I are expecting our little one later this September.
When I found out we were pregnant, I wanted to learn everything I could about our boy as he developed. So, naturally I turned to my expert Google-researching skills to gain every ounce of knowledge I could. As I read countless blogs and articles (and updated my baby apps), I was absolutely blown away.
Every stage of development showed incredible order, precision, and creativity; a testament to a wonderful Creator.
One fact in particular stood out to me though:
At the moment of our conception, all of our genetic makeup is decided. Our eye color, height, skin tone, hair color, EVERYTHING is decided in that instant. Our identity is set.
In 2 Corinthians 5:17, Paul says “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”
As I read this passage and think about my own son’s development, I’m reminded of the miraculous reality that when we put our faith in Christ...in that instant, we’re changed forever. Our spiritual DNA...our eternal genetics...are set.
If you believe in Jesus, you’re no longer a slave to sin. You’re an image bearer of Christ. A son...a daughter of the Most High God.
Let’s live our lives confident in who we are in Christ.