From now on, therefore, we regard no one from a human point of view; even though we once knew Christ from a human point of view, we know him no longer in that way. So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting the message of reconciliation to us. So we are ambassadors for Christ, since God is making his appeal through us; we entreat you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. (1 Corinthians 5:16-21, NRSV)
Christ came in and created something new out of what was there.
When Christ comes in, we are a new creation. The old is gone and the new takes over.
You see Christ makes us new and that is what allows us to be in the presence of God. It is not that we are worthy, but when Christ is in us we are made to be like Christ and new, so we can be with God.
We are reconciled from our place of not being able to be with God, to being with Him through Christ. And because Christ is in us and we are made new, we are sent into the world to be ambassadors for Christ, so that others can also be made new!
So go in your new you smell and help others get that new fresh scent as well!