Jesus is the new ‘thing’ God promised so that we could become new creatures in Christ.
In 2 Corinthians 5:17 a startlingly beautiful promise is made: if anyone is in Christ they are a new creature. That’s as true for you as it is of anyone who puts their hope and faith in Jesus. God does for us what we could never do for ourselves; he makes us new. Sometimes we don’t feel new. Sometimes we don’t look new. Sometimes we don’t really live like we’ve been made new. But one of the best gifts we can give ourselves and give the world is to allow the power of God’s word to ring true in our hearts even when it doesn’t sound true in our ears or look true to our eyes. If anyone is in Christ – NEWNESS! And when the beautiful reality of this promise overwhelms our hearts, there will be no space left for our hearts to be overwhelmed by anything else.