One day my husband and I walked around a lake. We noticed a big bird making wide circles among the trees. It was beautiful! I thought it was an eagle. But when I got a closer look, I realized it was a turkey buzzard!
I had always thought a turkey buzzard was an ugly bird. So I was surprised to see how beautiful and graceful it was when it was flying. Seeing that bird changed my thinking about turkey buzzards. Now I remember them for their beauty instead of their ugliness.
This experience reminded me that my sins make me ugly, too. Romans 3:23 says that all people “have sinned and are not good enough to share God’s divine greatness.” But our Bible Reading today tells us that when we become Christians, we are changed. “Now you are wearing a new life, a life that is new every day” (verse 10a).
I hope that you have allowed God to change you and give you a new life through His Son, Jesus.