01 August 2013
A New Thing
Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old.
Behold, I am doing a new thing;
now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?
I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.
- Isaiah 43.18
Sometimes we forget that our Lord is already taking care of our future and all the new life that He is already bringing. That any pain or suffering we encounter now will be washed away.
Perhaps it will be soon, Perhaps not. But we have these promises to remind us that what we have here is not fully complete. It is not all that it is meant to be. There is a reason for that.
But God is actively making the new. Instead of the image of God just sitting there looking down at the goings on, imagine Him everywhere at once, creating, doing, actively making. He makes new that which we neglect to see. Do we miss it?