'He Makes All Things New'
New is great. When I think of new, I think of potential, opportunity… a door I’ve never opened, a road I’ve never taken, a bridge I’ve never crossed. Yet, sadly… if I think about it too much I’ll realize there really is not much that is really new. Except the change that I make in where I’ve been or where I’m going.
As we begin this new year, I wonder if we can look at it as a year of change, adjusting ‘renewal’? You see, to reach out, we must let go. To go up, I can no longer look down. To move on to what could be, means I must shut off what would be. Movie ‘Frozen’ eloquently puts it, ‘Let It Go!’
In this New Year, we need to make, not a resolution, but rather a resolve, a promise to ourselves that instead of fearing what was, we begin to reach towards what yet can be. Instead of fearing what’s yet been unknown, choose to hope in the known. What is known? What I know to be true and can securely place my hope in? God is the author of new. He is the beginner and finisher of my faith, hope and life (Heb 12:2; Lam 20:24; John 10:10) and promises to make everything new. Also, every good and perfect thing comes from Him (James 1:17) I can trust this new year will be good