Starting Over Again
“Behold I make all things new…”—Rev 21:5
God is our creator. He is also at work all around us re-creating and renewing people, communities, places, and indeed the entire cosmos. In the end, Scripture teaches that God will “redeem”, which is a fancy church word saying that he will take those in bondage and set them free, and he will take that which is broken, including humanity, and make it whole once again.
Because God’s kingdom is on the move, and God is seeking to make “all things new”, we need to remember to join him in that work. Here are a few ways we can do that:
- Choose to not give up on people or stick them with a label for the rest of their lives. (Matthew 7: 1-3)
- Choose to be a lifelong learner, letting your heart be a fertile ground for the Spirits work (Matthew 13)
- Allow God to transform your habits and attitudes to conform to his will (Romans 12:1)
- Don’t worship your traditions, especially when your traditions become more important that loving God or loving others. (Mark 7: 1-13)