Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Three Words God Really Likes: Part 2

I have shared God's impressions on my heart about the word "again" as part one of a three-part series on three words God really likes.  As promised, today we're discussing the next word:


It’s a word of daily beginnings and it’s a word of final consummation.  It’s a word of forgiveness and of promise.
“Then He Who sat on the Throne said, ‘Behold, I make all things new.’ ” (Rev. 21:5a)
Hooray!  The concept of newness, in and of itself, is one we greatly prize – it’s a place to which we all want to go.  New implies variety and inspiration; it emphasizes the benefit of “forget” in the redemptive phrase forgive and forget.

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New is a Daddy’s word...  it’s a “fix it” term which assures healing, complete restoration, and warm, sunny, daybreak.  How many of us were promised we’d “get a new one” of whatever it was we broke as children?  The thought of new is always better than that of used; new incites positive anticipation and relief, in and of itself, in things of the natural here on earth as well as within the heart of God.

The Lord knows the day is coming when sin and sickness and pain and sorrow and death will be no more.  The permanence of new things will dwell in the land.  Daddy wields the truth of that term to heal and soothe us with hope and perseverance and encouragement.  God savors its gifts in comfort and surprise.  Overall, new just makes you feel better, doesn’t it?
“Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it?  I will make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.”  (Isaiah 43:19)
God willing, tomorrow we’ll rejoice in the word “found”.

"... fervent in spirit, serving the Lord."
(Romans 12:11b)