I love a cluster of photos in my living room. They’ve been there for almost four years and tell our family’s story: pictures of graduations, our wedding day, and our first half marathon. The other...
I love a cluster of photos in my living room. They’ve been there for almost four years and tell our family’s story: pictures of graduations, our wedding day, and our first half marathon. The other day, as I was cleaning the house, our engagement picture caught my eye. Well, not so much the picture, but the old frame around it.
Though our furniture and decor tastes have changed throughout the years, our picture frames haven’t. So I decided to give my photo a facelift by swapping the old frame with an up-to-date one.
When I placed the photo (just one—frames are expensive, ya'll!) in the new frame, the picture took on a whole new look. Though the photo didn't change, the reframing altered how I viewed it.
When I became a believer in college, I put on a “new frame,” so to speak. I viewed things with God’s perspective, not mine. This past year, I have entered the journey of motherhood, and it has been easier than I'd like to admit to fall into self-pity about its challenges. But God's call for our lives (my life) was never a promise of comfort and ease. Instead, I see Paul's call to the Romans (and me) to be saints. I don't want to be seeking comfort, but sainthood.
As Christians, we are set apart for God's special purposes. Our lives should reflect the purity of God. Christians are called to be saints—to increasingly allow their daily life to more closely match their position in Christ.
If you have turned away from your sins and trusted in Jesus and what He has done on the cross, you are a saint. God has set you apart for His special purposes and sent the Holy Spirit to dwell in you. God is at work in you, putting a new frame around your life that reflects the ultimate Holy One—our Savior Jesus Christ.