2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.
I heard a wonderful analogy: if our acceptance of Christ and conversion is like a wedding, then our salvation is like a marriage. God is saving us from our new birth in Christ through eternity! Salvation is a relationship and a process. God is so patient in His love, transforming us over a lifetime into a new creature in Christ! The old, sinful, worldly creatures we once were are being rescued and transformed into new, Christlike creatures, as God uses our suffering and His suffering on the cross and resurrection, to redeem us our whole lives. When God looks at us, His children, He sees Christ! And, He is transforming us to be like His Son: unconditionally loving, constantly extending grace and forgiveness, trusting in His daily provision to meet our needs, relying on the promises in His Word, receiving strength in our weakness, finding refuge in His protection, and having His everlasting hope in our hearts! Christ’s life is the light of the world and our daily salvation!