With the coming of the new year, I am reminded of the good gift of newness. New books, new places, new-fallen snow, new clothes, new ideas…there is an anticipation, an unspoiled-ness about “new.”
As we celebrate the new year, let us remember that God is the Master at making new things:
- He created all things. He continues to create even today. (We’re looking forward to some good friends’ new babies in 2010!)
- His mercies are new every morning. (Lam. 3:22-23)
- He gives new spiritual life to His people (”Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.” Rom. 6:4; “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” 2 Cor. 5:17)
God’s people look forward to a new heaven and a new earth. He will be with us, and will make all things new. (Rev. 21) As we anticipate the time when He returns (see Adina’s post below) and makes ALL things new, we rejoice in the new things He has already given. May you and yours see His abundant blessings this new year.