He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” Revelation 21:5
I feel like this year, maybe more than any other, I and so many I know need to be reminded that God alone is in fact making all things new. I love the sacred celebration of Christ's birth each year, as well as the amazing feeling of new beginnings that comes right after. I am experiencing that especially now as this new life kicks and wiggles in my belly.
It's always wonderfully overwhelming to me to experience a new baby or witness a new life being raised from the water after surrendering his or her life to Christ. This year I am looking forward to new life, in so many ways. I trust that we'll see God heal the sick, comfort and heal the hearts of the hurting, answer the cries and desires of the lonely, and continually remind us as the changing seasons come and go that He alone makes all things new. I believe we are learning to be people who know they're desperate for God and are falling to our knees in prayer to him. And I know he hears and will respond. This year I will be spending an intense amount of time battling in prayer for miracles and healing for Kristen Sauder, a dear friend and mentor of mine and many others.
Steven Curtis Chapman's music has been encouraging my soul and ministering to my heart since long ago. I love how he puts God's truth into beautiful melodies. I believe, as SCC sings in this lovely song, that "a story's being told, and the best is yet to come." We have hope...and I am thankful. Thank you Lord for coming so that we may have life, and have it to the full. May this year we fully experience the depth and beauty of that truth.
Happy New Year.
"As another chapter ends, and another one begins, slowly now we turn the page...The God who made everything, is remaking everything; the God who made everything, He says I'm making all things new." Steven Curtis Chapman