All Things New

Today’s Scripture: Revelation 21:5

He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”

Today’s Blog Post is by Bernie Peterman, First Church Business Manager

When you read this passage, Imagine the season of winter. The earth looks drab and gray. The trees are barren, the earth feels lifeless.  Has there ever been a time in your life you have felt this way?  Maybe the death of a loved one, the end of a marriage or relationship, depression about the way you look or the direction or lack of direction in your life. Drug addiction, no self-confidence, just blah. We all can identify with those feelings at some point in our lives.

Then we read “He who is seated on the throne,” meaning Jesus Christ, makes all things new. If we are willing, He will make all things new in respect to our situation and spirit. He will restore our hearts, lift the sadness and sorrow, and show us the path and journey that is His plan for us.  Just like the trees and flowers in the spring, that starts as small blooms and grow into majestic trees and beautiful flowers. God will nurture us, fulfill our needs and love us till he has brought us to enjoy a complete relationship with him.

Then he tells us “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true”.  This is God’s promise –  that he will make us new creations made in His image. He tells us to journal our journey with him.  Many times we need reminding of the amazing things God has done in our life.  Just as the cycle of the seasons happens every year, the cycle of life’s trials and triumphs happens in people’s lives.  Keeping a written memory of God’s blessings and our transformation into a new “ thing” helps us to remember the Hope we have in Christ Jesus. Then when we are in the “ winter season” of our life we know “ Spring” is coming, we just need to trust the ONE who is seated on the throne.

5 thoughts on “All Things New

  1. Trusting in the Lord is the only way to get through life’s circumstances, especially the dark or “winter” times of our lives. In Proverbs 3:5-6 it says 5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Trusting in the Lord is inviting “Spring” to show up. Trusting in Lord is pushing the old and ugliness out and inviting the new and beautiful into your life.

    Thank You Bernie for such a wonderful “nudge” that we must all remember to put our trust in the Lord…constantly,

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    1. “Trusting in the Lord is inviting “Spring” to show up. Trusting in Lord is pushing the old and ugliness out and inviting the new and beautiful into your life.” Dang, Mike. That’s poetic!

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  2. So true….so true. How many times when we are in a “winter” season, do we focus on our problems and not the one who “makes all things new.” Thank you for the reminder about the importance of a journal. I’m going to start “a new” gratitude journal tonight!!!!!!

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  3. I love to read in the Psalms when David describes the worst bleak periods in his life, but follows up at the end with remembrances of ways God has been faithful in the past. It’s like spring after winter, a rainbow after rain, a ray of sunshine after darkness, a burst of joyful melody after a dark, minor passage. This is what journalimg can do. It can remind us of the times when we were closest to God, when we felt his presence and comfort most vividly. It can even remind us of sad, searching times and make us thankful that they are past. Thanks, Bernie, for your encouragement. Great blog.

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