As soon as you are born again by receiving Jesus as Lord of your life—a miracle happens inside of you. You become a brand new person—a new creation in Jesus Christ.

An elephant becoming a butterfly would be no greater miracle! Hard to believe, but the Bible says in 2 Corinthians 5:17, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!”

Christianity is walking by faith, not by sight! Faith is believing and trusting in God and God alone. It’s not a matter of “turning over a new leaf” or changing some of our old ways of doing things. Putting our faith in Jesus means we do not trust ourselves or the good things we do to gain favor with God. In 2 Corinthians 1:9-10, Paul was imprisoned and in very dire circumstances. He urged the Corinthian church not to trust in themselves but trust in God who alone has the power to deliver.”That we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead . . . On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us.”

We are righteous only through faith in Jesus Christ—an indescribable miracle of his grace.