Under New Management

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” 2 Corinthians 5:17

The story is told of a simple man who was brought to Christ through the work of the Salvation Army. Out of deep gratitude, he wanted to serve Christ alongside the other workers, who were identified by their bright red sweaters. His wife knitted a red sweater for him to wear to work. However, his sweater was missing the lettering embroidered on those of the other volunteers. So, his wife set to work to add lettering to his sweater; but, because neither she nor her husband could read, she did not know to put the Salvation Army motto, “BLOOD AND FIRE” on his sweater. Instead, she duplicated the lettering she saw on a sign in the store window visible from their apartment.

On the first day he wore his new sweater, his co-workers commented about how much they liked it. In fact, they said they liked his sweater better than theirs. What he did not know was that on his red sweater, his wife had carefully but unknowingly embroidered the letters from the sign that read, “THIS BUSINESS UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT.”

That’s what happens when you trust Jesus Christ to save you! When Jesus saves you from your sin, He sends the Holy Spirit to live in you. From the moment of your salvation, the Holy Spirit leads and guides you, convicts you of sin, encourages you and strengthens you. If you are saved, you are now UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT!

Have a great day, and keep moving forward!