If you have lived in this area for a while you might remember "Thunder Island" the Water Park just off 31 in Westfield. As a kid I loved it and went often to ride the slides! I was sad when it closed and still wish we had something else like that in the area.
I didn't think much about "Thunder Island" for many years until recently when work started to tear out all remains of the old park. Apparently the "ruins" had become dangerous and prone to crime and vandalism. I am not sure what will happen to that area or how it might be developed in the future; but I do know that the old adage "out with the old and in with the new" is eventually true with all things.
We seem to live in a world that is amazed (for a short time anyway) with the new and shiny things. Commercials often brag that something is "new and improved" even if it's just a minor change to get our attention.
God is also in the business of making things new. He takes our old hearts and breaks them, shapes them and makes them new. He gives us a new heart and a new spirit.
In Revelation 21:5 it says "He who was seated on the throne said, 'Behold, I am making all things new.'"
Are you ready to be made new? Are you ready for your heart to be transformed so that God can change you into the new person He wants you to be?
Sadly, many of us are not ready for this kind of change. We are like the ruins of Thunder Island, sticking around because we are used to the way things are. But what if God could do something amazing with you, with your heart, with your life, with your story...
He can. He will. If you let Him.