IICorinthians5-16This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him. II Corinthians 5:16-18There is nothing so precious as the innocence of a young child.  When that first innocence is gone, there is forgiveness and a new innocence through Jesus Christ.  I will never forget the blessedness of a new life and the joy I felt coming up from the baptismal waters when I was eight years old.  This is the gift God gave to me and gives to you through the sacrifice Jesus made.What is reality?  Reality is not the smoke and mirrors on this planet earth.  Those who are deluded by the glitter of this world do not realize that Jesus is our Reality where He sits in the place of honor at God’s right hand.When we are baptized in Christ Jesus, we have died to this life.  Our real life is in Christ.  Over and over I fail and sin, but through Jesus, I am forgiven, and set free from compounding guilt of sin.  I think of Heaven, I will not think of things on this earth.Dear Sweet Jesus….How often I call upon you for forgiveness.  You are faithful to forgive me each time.  I sing your praises to all who will hear.  There is no other who can save.  There is no other that I live for. I pray that my reality is in you and you alone.  In Jesus’ Name, AmenSince you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at God’s right hand. Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth. For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God. Colossians 3:1-3