“He who was seated on
the throne said, “I am making all things new!”
There seem to be so
many upgrades to mobile phones and tablets these days I can’t keep up.
New models and
upgrades of the latest iPhone or Samsung something or other; all communicating
“Out with the old In with the new”.
The “new and improved
version” can be the tired old advertising technique that rightly arouses our
suspicion of the same old thing in bright shiny package – not so this promise
“I am making all things new” because it comes from God who is utterly faithful.
We are promised that
there will come a day of new things, when God dwells once again with humanity
A day when God has reserved for himself the task of wiping every tear from the eye, when all suffering ceases, no more death or mourning or crying will be heard because there will be no more cause, a day when all things are made new.
It will not be a day
when all new things will be made, but a day when all things are made
There will not be a
discarding of what has gone before as if it no longer matters and can be scrapped
and replaced by the shiny new version. No on that day all things are renewed,
perfected, completed and that is important.
It is important
because it says that God values our attempts to live out our Christian faith,
however feeble, and works with what we have created ourselves to be in order to
perfect us, a unique work – it is us only better (best).
God doesn’t make all
new things, he makes all things new.
That’s a message the
people of God are called to communicate to the world God so loved, in order
that all might participate in the renewal of all things.
So as we enter another
New Year with those resolutions, hopes & dreams which may be a little too
familiar to the ones we have the year before, be aware that God the Father of
our Lord Jesus Christ is at work seeking your permission to bring renewal into
May you experience the blessing and Shalom of God, Father, Son & Spirit in 2019.