I started a new job today.
It’s my dream job. Do you know that God wants to make your dreams come true, and that (even more importantly) He has His own dreams for you?!
The dreams thing was just bonus material, but what I want to talk about is the whole concept of “new” today.
This is a new job.
I got some new clothes for the job.
I just washed my car yesterday and it looks like brand-new!
I have a new office, new computer, and a whole new group of people to work with.
There’s a lot of newness going on in my life right now!
The whole concept of “new” can be:
…and all sorts of other great descriptors.
But do you know the best “new” of all?
From Revelation 21:
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband; and I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling of God is with men. He will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself will be with them; he will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning nor crying nor pain any more, for the former things have passed away.” And he who sat upon the throne said, “Behold I make all things new.” Also he said, “Write this, for these words are trustworthy and true.” And he said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give from the fountain of the water of life without payment. He who conquers shall have this heritage, and I will be his God and he shall be my son.
No matter the past, no matter the problems or pain, the One on the throne (God Almighty), says that He will make All THINGS new. Not some things, not most things, not a few things, but every single thing…He will make it new. And He goes on to say, “write it down!” because it is true and worthy of trust!
Another thing to notice: he doesn’t limit WHO will get the NEW. He says, “Look! I will make ALL THINGS new!”
Not just new for the good folks. Not just new for the churchgoers. Not just new for the pastor or the missionary. Not just new for the innocent, the prude, the meek, and the mild.
God promises that one day, if we will just hold on. If we will just take that “next right step” (as my father-in-law puts it), that eventually, He will make it all new.
One day, at the end of Time. God will hit the “reset button” and everything will be like it was supposed to be, before the very first mistake ever occurred.
Sounds pretty good to me!
Check out this incredible sermon on “All Things New” (if you don’t have time for the full 45 minutes, just fast-forward to 41 minutes and view the final 4 minutes….it is a powerful story):