The Holy SPIRIT is even now growing the new creature that i became when i received CHRIST JESUS as Savior and accepted His sovereign rule in my new life. i may not look radically different from the outside, but i am conspicuously altered from the inside. Like the butterfly, i am changed from one to one other -- from one loving the ways of the world, to one loving the Way -- the Person of the only Way, JESUS Himself.
This metamorphosis is by grace...totally undeserved...a free but oh so costly gift from a merciful and loving GOD. This butterfly flies in the new found freedom of Truth and Life, but only because of the Person who gave me this Life within -- JESUS CHRIST.Old things have passed away...dead...finished. The symbolism on this surfboard is obvious, especially here, where the "o" is in the shape of the serpent, the "l" is one of the nails driven into CHRIST's flesh, and the "d" with the downward arrow represents the devil and hellfire.
This picture is the tombstone for that old nature, the one that i kill daily when i deny that self. And the more i feed my new nature with the Word, the True Bread, the more the new creature In CHRIST is strengthened and made alive.
May that old body of death grow feebler and just keel over already(!) as the new creature that i am, enabled and empowered by the Holy SPIRIT, grow more and more into the likeness of my Lord JESUS. Amen!