I do not understand – or care about – fashion. It occupies the same status for me as modern art or makeup or the Kardashians.

If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

2 Corinthians 5:17

I don’t have an issue with those who like or understand and like those things. They are just not me. In any way. At all.

But I do think a lot about Heaven. What it will be like. What we will do. How things will work. I think about the descriptions God gives – like in today’s Scripture – about our Heavenly dwelling and clothing.

What an amazing and glorious time to anticipate!

But that forthcoming reality is not just in our future; it is also in our present!

Yes, “we will have a building from God” for which we “long to put on,” but because we believe in Jesus (whose love controls and compels us) Who has given us the Spirit as a guarantee, the new dgis aren’t just at some point far off, but is our reality now! “If anyone is is Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

We are in the “now and not yet” of history!

The future is both assured and experienced now – albeit imperfectly!

So how are we to live in this “now and not yet” reality? Within our “once and future” clothing of righteousness?

By living for others, showing them what can be theirs through faith in Jesus!

He dies for all, that those who love might no longer live for [ourselves] but to Him who…died and was raised!”

Our eternal future is so secure in Jesus we experience it now; so we are free to live for and serve others! We are released to use the rest of this life sharing the saving Gospel of Jesus! We are compelled by the Jesus’ love to share His salvific work so others can be His new creation, too!

Thank You, Lord, for our present, future, and everlasting reality with You!”


  • Psalm 1
  • 2 Corinthians 5:1-9
  • 2 Corinthians 5:14-17
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