I enjoy much that a new year represents (except for resetting the health insurance deductible!).
There is something fresh about it, even if it is only in my own head. After all, this morning I still live in the same house with the same people, driving the same car and wearing the same clothes. On Monday, Lord willing, I’ll go to the same work.
My son still lives with his disabilities; my wife with her cancer.
So if a new year brings for some people a sense of a fresh start, when everything else is the same, what will we experience when everything really is new!
“For behold, I create new heavens
and a new earth,
and the former things shall not be remembered
or come into mind.
But be glad and rejoice forever
in that which I create;
for behold, I create Jerusalem to be a joy,
and her people to be a gladness.
I will rejoice in Jerusalem
and be glad in my people;
no more shall be heard in it the sound of weeping
and the cry of distress.” Isaiah 65:17-19
And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”
And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” Revelation 21:3-5
All things! I can’t even imagine it. But I know it will happen!
Come, Lord Jesus!