Lens in the Light

New Beginning from the Old Wounds

Past sins may have ruined our lives, yet He gives us a new beginning when we rely on Christ.

In 2019, the world saw the worst fire hit the Amazon basin in over a decade. The fire in the Amazon rainforest, which is often referred to as the Earth’s lungs, was so destructive that the studies show that the zone burnt by fire if accumulated is almost New Jersey’s size. They spewed smoke and ash, covering the individuals who lived downwind with thick, grimy air, harming natural life in their way and annihilating part of one of the most critical carbon storehouses left on the planet.


Yet following this, we heard ofplantsrecovering in the damaged rainforest. It is difficult to accept this while surveying the aftermath of a wildfire; however, plants can recover. Shoots can regrow from parts of the plant shielded from the fire, such as buds covered underneath thick bark or under a layer of protective soil. Not only can plants endure the fire, but they can also utilize the experience of being burned to set themselves up for future fires.God permits Job to be tried by Satan, and he loses his family, his wellbeing, and the entirety of his riches. At the point when the horrible trial is finished, God restores to Job all that he had “Now the Lord blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning” (Job 42:12).


We may probably think that our lives have been devastated by the fiery trials or the past sins, much like the rainforest, which was scorched to nothing. However, the trees which were deeply rooted in the soil were not destroyed by the fire; they brought forth new shoots from the burnt tree wounds. Past sins may have ruined our lives, yet He gives us a new beginning when we rely on Christ. The fiery trials of the past may devour us, yet with Christ close by, he makes everything new. As the new shoots grow from the burnt tree, our life can have a new beginning as long as we are rooted in Christ.

Grace Kathettu<BR> Hyderabad, India

Grace Kathettu
Hyderabad, India

Grace George Kathettu is an Assistant Professor of Agricultural Entomology at Apollo Institute of Agriculture Technology and Research in Hyderabad, India. She is the daughter of Pastor K.V George (ministering in IPC Kumbanad Centre) and the Late Mary George; and sister of Gifty George.

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