We all have distractions in life, but let’s face it — men are the worst when it comes to sports. I don’t mean playing sports — which would actually be good for a lot of couch potatoes — but keeping up with sports. Smartphones and the ESPN app have turned once-attentive husbands into screen-gazers. All a guy has to do is silently press the refresh button and dozens of game scores are instantly updated. Every date night is at risk from constant under-the-table glances.
Now let me sing the praises of the refresh button in God’s kingdom. With just one touch of His amazing grace, everything old is wiped away — and life is renewed completely. There are times in all our lives when this needs to happen and, of course, the only One who can bring it about is Jesus. “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come” (2 Corinthians 5:17, ESV).
Just like a screen app, nothing in our life changes — everything remains frozen, stuck — until the refresh button is pushed. Are you stuck in patterns of old ways of living, ways that keep you from tasting the freshness of life in Christ?
Jesus has the power to change everything! And just like the woman who was healed by touching His garment, you can be healed and refreshed with just one touch from Him.