The Sunday message spoke of the new creation you are in Jesus. There is a wonderfully new you. In addition, Jesus is at work to renew all things. The surprise twist is that Jesus works to renew the world through the new you. That is the message of 2 Corinthians 5:17-6:2.
But we have tension and questions. Why is there still so much that is unchanged and not so new? We all have that experience. Therefore, we wait, we groan, we long, we trust, and we live by faith in the new that has already begun and the new that is not yet come. But one day it will. It is the already and the not yet and our groaning in-between.
That is what the beautiful poetry of Gerald Manley Hopkins helps us feel and experience. Here is the video created by Pastor Aaron and Chris Perez that we used on Sunday.
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