And He who sits on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.”
And He said, “Write, for these words are faithful and true.”
He does that, you know, He makes all things new. He gives us endless second chances. He gives us new weeks, new months, new moons, new years. He removes our sins, “As far as the east is from the west.” He is patient and kind, “not willing that any should perish.” He is our Shepherd. And when we get loaded down, messed up and stressed out, He “makes” us “lie down in green pastures.”
All around us are the expectations of a New Year peppered with promises to do better, live healthier, and try harder. But we’ll fail, not at all of it, but probably at some of it. We’ll find a good excuse to gossip… a logical reason to overreact…another celebration that will invite us to overeat…and then we’ll wake up one day feeling less motivated than we thought we would feel back on January 1.
He will still be there making all things new.
Some of us will venture into new opportunities. There will be new relationships, new houses, new cars, new furniture and new families.
He’ll bless us and favor us and wait patiently for us to see Him. That’s who He is. It’s what He does. He provides for us “out of his glorious riches.”
And even though our New Year will eventually be old, He’ll not change. He’ll be there to see us through, “a friend who sticks closer than a brother.”
Jehovah-jireh, our Provider.
(Bible references: Revelation 21: 5, Psalm 103:12 NAS, 2 Peter 3:9 NKJ, Psalm 23 NIV, Ephesians 3:16 NIV, Proverbs 18:24 NIV)
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