Old Book/New Book
"Turn to page number 769 in the new hymnal," said the song leader last Sunday.
The members of our congregation collectively grabbed the book and thumbed through. The visitors, however, looked bewildered.
"Which one's the new one?"
"The red one."
"Uh...they're both red."
And so they are. Since receiving the new hymnals last year, we still refer to the old ones on the odd occasion. For people who attend our church regularly, we know how to tell the song books apart. Okay, the women have it a little easier. The old hymnals were more of a "burgundy," while the new ones are more "coral." Guys don't do subtle shades.
There are a lot of songs in the new hymnals. We enjoy trying them all out. Kind of like when I accepted Christ as my Savior. I became a new person. Everything in my life was renewed and I began to live for Him.
There's nothing wrong with the old song books. They were comfortable, like your old life. Maybe too comfortable. Our old selves had a lot of bad habits, bad thoughts, bad deeds. Are you walking around with a God-sized hole in your soul? Fill it up with the real deal.
Colossians 3:9-10 (KJV)
Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;
10 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:
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2 Corinthians 5:17 (KJV)
17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.