Mercy and Faith
I want us to consider that the Father knew the end before He started the beginning. That means he knew beforehand that man would sin against him. Yet he made him anyway. He wanted something that he refused to deny himself of. He wanted to be loved. He went through great lengths to achieve the type of love that would satisfy him.
The death of the old man was permanent. He died at your new birth and you rose in a new life. You felt the difference in your physical body. It was different in that it was clean, holy, and without the weight of sin. You thought this feeling on the day of your new birth was unique, due to the death of the old man. But the truth is, it was the feeling of the new creature putting on the new man, (the body of Christ).