My Life is an Anagram – March 13, 2017

Today’s Scripture… “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away;
behold, all things are become new.” – 2 Corinthians 5:17

Thoughts for Today… Anagrams are really neat!

An anagram is a word or phrase formed by reordering the letters of another word or phrase, such as satin to stain.  (By the way, that’s the definition supplied by The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Third Edition.)

Basically, to form an anagram, you take the letters from a word or phrase and rearrange them, using all the letters, to form a new word or phrase. Here are a few words we are familiar with that change into some pretty cool anagrams.

When you take the word “Christian” and rearrange it, using the exact same letters, you get “rich saint”.  Pretty neat, huh?  After all, we Christians are rich saints of God in Christ Jesus!  Then, there is an obvious one in “calvary.”  Rearrange it and you have “cavalry.”  Didn’t God send in the cavalry to save us from our sins on Calvary?

There are lots of interesting ones.  “Testament” becomes “statement.”  Isn’t that what a testament is…a statement about the Lord Jesus Christ?  What about “Son of God?”  Rearrange it and you have “song food.”  Christ puts a new song in our heart and is the “Bread of Life.”

“Jesus Christ” becomes “riches justs.”  One of my favorites is “Good News.”  It becomes an anagram in two forms.  “Down goes” – down goes sin when you accept Christ…that’s the Good News.  “Good News” can also be “we godson.”  The Bible says that we have the right to call ourselves the Sons of God.

Like I said, anagrams are neat.  It’s interesting how you can take a word and rearrange things and make it into a completely different word.  The letters are the same, but the word has changed.  The old word has become a new word.

Reminds me of what Jesus did in my life.  You see, He took my old life and gave me a new life.  He came into my life and rearranged things and made me into a completely different person.  Oh, the shell is the same, but who I am has changed.  The old man has become a new creature.  (2 Corinthians 5:17)

…I’m not the person I used to be. Christ got ahold of me and cleaned up my house.  He rearranged things and cleansed my sins and made me into something that I never dreamed I would be.  He’s got that kind of power, you know.  He can reach deep down in whatever pit you are in and pull you out, placing you on solid ground.

Yeah, I like anagrams.  I like them even more when Jesus goes to work on someone’s heart.  My life is living proof that He is real and still works miracles today.

My life is an anagram. Is yours?

Have a “Wonderful DAY in Christ,”
Pastor Terry
Family Worship Center

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