21 Mar God Loves New Things
After every winter comes a spring. It is the natural order of eternity. Crocuses have braved to pierce the brown lawn still decorated with patches of white in places the sun cannot quite reach. Beautiful heralds of daffodils promise green grass will timidly follow. It’s a fine time. It’s a time to know our heavenly Father loves new things. Thousands of years ago He spoke and by the breath of His mouth the heavens became. Earth with all its abundance and verdancy was made ready for something new – us.
“There went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground. And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.”
We have not been the best caretakers of either our souls or our earth. I do not want to say that has been alright because the redemption cost was horrific. Yet on this side of the cross there is so much hope, so much assurance, so many promises that this will pass away as last year’s fall — and spring will come anew.
“He that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.”
The really good news is we get to taste it now. It is not all future tense. This very moment we can experience the newness that God loves so much.
“We are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.”
Written by Roger Bothwell on March 21, 2011
Spring of Life Ministry, PO Box 124, St. Helena, CA 94574