Therefore, if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature; old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. (II Corinthians 5:17)
Are you looking for a change in your life? Are you searching for a purpose? Jesus is the answer! Does your life have meaning and value? God can transform your old life into a new, meaningful life!
Religions and cults are all about rituals; being a Christian is all about knowing Jesus Christ personally. At the moment of salvation, the Holy Spirit comes into your life and transforms you from the inside out. You become a child of God. You become a “new creature.”
God has the power to change anyone and anything. Mark 10:27 says: And Jesus, looking upon them, saith, “With men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible.”
- Old becomes new
- Bad becomes good
- Lost becomes found
- Abandoned becomes accepted
- Unforgivable becomes forgiven
- Worthless becomes valuable
- Impossible becomes possible
Many years ago, I came across this Christian poem about an old violin. It was written in 1921 by Myra Brooks Welch, and was first published in her own church’s news bulletin.
The Touch of the Master’s Hand
Myra Brooks Welch
‘Twas battered and scarred, and the auctioneer
Thought it scarcely worth his while
To waste much time on the old violin,
But he held it up with a smile.
“What am I bidden, good folks,” he cried.
“Who’ll start the bidding for me?”
“A dollar, a dollar. Then two! Only two?
Two dollars, and who’ll make it three?”
“Three dollars once, three dollars twice,
Going for three…” but no!
From the room far back, a gray-haired man
came forward and picked up the bow.
Then wiping the dust from the old violin,
And tightening the loosened strings,
He played a melody pure and sweet,
As a caroling angel sings.
The music ceased, and the auctioneer,
With a voice that was quiet and low,
Said, “What am I bid for the old violin?”
As he held it up with the bow.
“A thousand dollars, and who’ll make it two?
Two thousand! And who’ll make it three?
Three thousand once, three thousand twice,
And going and gone,” said he.
The people cheered, but some of them cried,
“We do not quite understand…
What changed it’s worth?” Swift came the reply:
“The touch of the Master’s hand.”
And many a man with life out of tune,
And battered and scarred with sin,
Is auctioned cheap to the thoughtless crowd
Much like the old violin.
A “mess of pottage,” a glass of wine,
A game – and he travels on.
He is “going” once, and “going” twice,
He’s “going” and almost gone.
But the Master comes, and the foolish crowd
Never can quite understand
The worth of a soul and the change that is wrought
By the touch of the Master’s hand.
I challenge you to let go and let God transform your life into something wonderful. He alone can give you a new identity, purpose, and value!
“For with God all things are possible.”
- Jesus Is The Way (John 14:6)
- With His Stripes We Are Healed (Isaiah 53:5)