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Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.  2 Corinthian 5:17 NASB

Photo courtesy of pixabay.“What’s that?” my three-year-old grandson asked as he pointed at a cicada shell attached to the bricks.

I stooped. “Oh, that’s a cicada coming out of his shell. See the split on the top? He’ll push through that hole and leave the shell behind. He starts out living underground, but when the time is right, he will come up and shed his old shell. Then he’ll fly up into the trees and sing.”

“Why’s he singing? What’s he saying?”

I laughed and ruffled his hair. “Listen. Do you hear that?”

The air hummed with the sound of the cicadas in the warm sunshine. My grandson’s face lit up as he heard the song. “He’s singing because he’s happy to be on the outside instead of in the dark and out of that old shell. He’s probably thanking God for making him new and giving him wings to soar.”

I thought about my own emergence. God took me out of the darkness and exposed me to the Son. He brought me out of my shell and birthed a new me. One with a new heart, future, and perspective. One in which I can sing.

What about you? Have you been released from the old shell holding you captive? Are you a new creature in Christ, soaring up high and singing?

(Photo courtesy of pixabay.)

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Sharon Davis

Sharon Davis, a former healthcare worker, is now pursuing her life-long dream of writing. She resides in sunny South Georgia where she is a mother and grandmother. After years in the work force, she cherishes time spent with family and friends. God continues to grow her through His presence, her church family, and her friends. She hopes to continue to write for the glory of God. You can find her at sharondaviswriter.com  and on Facebook and Instagram at sharondaviswriter.