Happy New You!


No…that’s what I meant to say.   New Years Eve 2008 014 edited by LocoMotion Photography

Another year has come and gone and we are a bit older and maybe not in the best shape of our lives.

As St. Paul said, the outer self is wasting away, but the inner person, in Christ, is being  held firm and strengthened by the Lord.

He does this as He works in us through Word and Sacrament and gives us everything that is needful.

He slays us with His strong Word of law and then He creates us anew with His stonger Word of forgiveness and love.

The Old Adam/Eve is put to death and the new man/woman is made new again, and again, and again.

So, on this first day of 2010… a Happy New You in Christ Jesus our Lord and Savior!


Hat tip to Pastor Mark Anderson who used this theme awhile back  in a sermon he delivered at this time of year.


One Response

  1. St Stephen,

    Yes! A happy new you when we make the sign of the cross and invoke the name of our Triune God daily. The confess our sins and receive forgiveness through the promises of baptism. We therefore walk out in newness of life.

    Thanks be to God.

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