The old is gone, the new has come

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What if you woke up every day with a constant reminder of your old life? What if that old life brought you great shame… and that constant daily reminder made it all the more burdensome?

Polish communications agency Isobar Poland along with Pedagogium WSNS is offering those who have made mistakes in the past a chance to move on from them. From the youtube video info below:

“The “Freedom Tattos” project goal is to transform crude, hideous amateur tattoos made in prisons and juvenile detention centers into professional, socially well-perceived artistic tattoos, that will help them find a job.

Transforming old tattoos enables juvenile delinquents and ex-convicts to start all over again with their lives without a stigma to constantly remind them of the mistakes they made in the past.

The cover tattoos are designed and applied by qualified professionals using adequate tools and methods, and are not only of exceptional high quality, but are also placed in such a way that they fully replace the old, unwanted tattoos.”

It’s wonderful isn’t it?

It’s also a wonderfully small picture of what Jesus does on a larger, eternal scale. For we too live with a constant reminder of our old self – our sinful nature. We too have our sinful nature daily reminding us of the shame and guilt of our past.

And we too have graciously received a permanent, everlasting, cover – a perfect atoning sacrifice received by faith through grace alone.

We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. For one who has died has been set free from sin. Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. For the death he died he died to sin, once for all, but the life he lives he lives to God. So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus. [Romans 6:6-11]

For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. [Colossians 3:2]

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come… for our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God [2 Corinthians 5:17, 21]

Published bySteven

Steven grew up in a nominal Buddhist home, was introduced to Jesus in early university and after lengthy debate and reading came to realise that Jesus made more sense of life, meaning, morality and our ultimate destiny. Graduating from Queensland Theological College in 2011, Steven is a Pastor at his home church, SLE Church, in Brisbane, Queensland. Steven is also husband to Steph, father to Jayden, Janessa, and Eliza, and part time blogger. He also loves a good New Zealand Pinot Noir, Australian craft beer, and coffee. Though preferably not mixed together.