This previous life, reduced to brittle refuse, stands as a symbol of victory for one life; defeat for another. The transformed creature that burst forth from its bondage now lives with new purpose, never to return to its former ways, leaving behind these cast-off shackles.
The old creature is gone. It has become altogether new.
There is no beauty in what was left behind, except for a reminder as evidence of new life.
|Found by Elijah, the tree-climbing boy.|
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old is gone. The new has come!” 2 Cor. 5:17