Looking at the picture on the left, we see the whole of the Biblical narrative. The house on the left was once a new creation, probably filled with energy and excitement from the family living there; however, over time, the house was allowed to decompose, to be left to its own care and demise. Our lives are the same, we were created to be such an amazing and wonderful part of Creation, but as we allow sin to take over our lives, we become rundown and decompose to something less than what we are created for.
Then comes renovatus. Jesus enters in and makes us new, restores us to life. We are continually being transformed to a new way of life: a life that we were originally created for. We look like the house on the right: clean and ready to experience the abundant life, once again.
If we are not careful, we can let sin run us down again and we feel like we are the house on the left and that we are no longer worth anything. The Good News is that once we are saved by Jesus, we have the opportunity to allow him to daily renovate us and keep us fresh and full of the abundant life. We pray, read Scripture, fellowship with other Christians, and experience life together, all the while living out what God has created to be.
We are not perfect and the renovation is ongoing, but with Jesus working in and through us, we look more like the Body of Christ every day. What is Jesus wanting to renovate in your life? Are you allowing him to renovate you so that you can experience the abundant life that he has for you?