“Nor do they put new wine into old wineskins, or else the wineskins break, the wine is spilled, and the wineskins are ruined. But they put new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved.””
Matthew 9:17 NKJV
There are so many times in life that we have to rebuild. Maybe it’s a marriage, or after a divorce, the loss of a loved one, a child moves away, we take on a new career, or move to a new community. And life as we know it has to be rebuilt. It’s a difficult time, it brings many new challenges, and many old habits we have to deal with. We love the thought of the newness but with it comes many things we have to tackle and overcome. We often want our life to have some of the qualities that it has always had, familiar things. But we also want it to be stronger and better than it was before, so we have to use new things to rebuild also. We have to learn that rebuilding is not just trying to put the old pieces back together but that we also have to incorporate some new things, things that demand a change from us, things that make us better than we were before. We can’t keep putting the new wine into the old wine skin. We have to learn to rebuild better than we were before, we must learn to build off our strengths and improve our weaknesses. Is it time to rebuild, is it time to do somethings differently so that your tomorrow is better than your today? So what are you doing to rebuild your life?