In Revelation 21.5, the voice of Jesus echoes from the throne of God’s glory: “Behold, I make all things new” (KJV). What better day than Easter, the Day of Resurrection, to reflect on “all things new”.
For me, having a website, blogging, and expressing myself by this ever-more-popular means called The Web is very new indeed – all concocted in the past couple of weeks. I’ve grown increasingly convinced of the value of this medium of communication, and hope to get better at it.
Working with words, and with the Word, comes easily. Putting it in an appropriate form – forum? – for electronic expression does not. So I appreciate your patience as this site develops and takes on a character of its own.
God began to make all things new right from the moment all things to that point were not new anymore. That is, God began to prepare for the birth, teaching ministry, death, resurrection and ascension of his Son from the beginning of time. In the fullness of time, Jesus came – “full of unfailing love and faithfulness” (John 1.14, NLT). Yet people were not interested in God’s new mandate. They nailed Unfailing Love And Faithfulness to the cross.
But God got the last word in.
The resurrection of Jesus was God’s means of stamping out the power of death forever. It was a new thing.
The return of Jesus will mean that God “will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever” (Revelation 21.4, NLT). This is a new thing to which every believer can look forward.
God’s love for his people was so strong that he was not afraid to try a new thing – even the sacrifice of his own Son.
My desire to help everyone understand God’s love, and his great sacrifice, is such that I shouldn’t be afraid to try a new thing, either. So here we go.
May you know the joy of Easter – the joy that comes from being a child of the King by adoption!