like to invite you to think back to the day when you last purchased something
new. Perhaps it was a new car, a new
pair of shoes, or even a new bag of potato chips. Do you remember that “new car smell?” Or the way your new shoes were so clean and
bright? And it’s always more fun to pull
out the first whole potato chip, as opposed to reaching down in the bag for the
last few crumbs!
Likewise, there are times when we keep driving the same car, even though it’s broken down five times in the last week. God may have even sent the money for the down payment on a new car, but we keep putting it off until next week. And those new shoes in the closet never get worn because they’re not “broken in” yet. So, we continue wearing our ragged pair instead. Then we can hardly finish our work day because of the pain in our feet from the worn out soles that offer no support.