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From Our Pastor
Then the one seated on the throne said, "Look! I'm making all things new."
– Revelation 21:5
As we’re at the beginning of a new year, this verse from Revelation seems appropriate. God truly is making all things new – in our own personal lives and in our life together. How is God going to make us new? In hopes that talk of construction will not be bittersweet in our community (I am writing this before December 22nd), there are three main stages of a reconstruction project.
First, God may need to remove some things from us so they don’t cause structural issues in our lives. Perhaps this year there will be things in our lives that God has to remove from us, as they will only cause more damage if left. Sometimes there is too much weight on certain beams, causing cracks in the foundation. And sometimes there is too much décor that just doesn’t fit in a home. In the same way, there are practices we do that are life depleting or cloud our focus on what really matters. It’s never easy to rid of beloved things; yet, resurrection doesn’t happen without death first.
What is something that is life depleting for you that you can spend less time with or abolish?
Secondly, some of the weak parts in our life together need strengthening. Better reinforcement more effectively carries the load. God strengthens us with the power of the Holy Spirit; God may be working in us to strengthen the areas of our lives that are in danger of giving way under the stresses of our circumstances, making all things new.
Where is the Holy Spirit strengthening your life and your relationships?
Finally, a work of reconstruction always needs a new design to produce functionality – living our faith and sharing the good news of Jesus Christ. 2 Corinthians 3:18 reminds us we are being transformed into Christ’s likeness. God is redesigning us to be like Jesus. As this year progresses, I wonder what changes God will make in the way we look and function.
Where is God leading you this year and how God become more of a part of it?
Throughout a reconstruction project, the foundation stays the same. The good news of Jesus Christ remains constant.
Prayer: Lord it is exciting and scary to see reconstruction happening – in us, in our community of faith, and in our neighborhood. May we be excited about what you are doing in our lives this year, even though it may be a bit noisy and messy as your work progresses. We look forward to what you will make new in us through your Holy Spirit. Amen.