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All Things New!
“Therefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold,
new things have come.” —2 Corinthians 5:17
After the four-year old tired of playing with her dog, Spot, she started to play her favorite game with her father, asking questions. Her father was working in the back yard and answered her without giving much thought to the questions.
The conversation went like this: What is Spot doing?” “Spot is running.” “What is Mommy doing?” “Mommy is pulling grass from the flower beds.” “What is Daddy doing?” “Daddy is planting a rose bush.” Unexpectedly, in the same tone of voice, the little girl asked, “What is God doing?” This time there was no automatic, thoughtless answer. He explained later to a group of adults, “I could think of many things which God has done, but it took me a while to say what God was doing at that very moment.”
What is God doing? We may ask it wondering if He is doing anything at all. We may ask it with incredulity at the events filling our lives. What is God doing in your life right now? What is He doing in your family? God declares, “I am making everything new!” The resurrection of Christ from the dead shows He makes relationships between people new by enabling those relationships to be built anew through mutual forgiveness. He places a new heart and spirit within us, taking away despair,
hopelessness and fear because He is our God and we are His people. He gives purpose to life by giving us a cause much larger than ourselves to live for and dedicate ourselves to.
What is God doing? Everything necessary for our eternal well-being. “He who was seated on the throne said, ‘I am making everything new.’ The he said, ‘Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.’” —Revelation 21:5
In Christ,
Pastor Rick