Tuesday, March 22, 2011

All Things New

My momma and I took a drive on Saturday. We were supposed to go shopping, but by the time we were out of the drive we already had two sleeping babies in the back, so we decided to just admire creation.

As we drove, we marveled at how just a couple of weeks ago, everything had looked so dead, so utterly miserable. And now the beauty of new life is bursting forth from the ground. Momma remarked how God is amazing like that... He gives us seasons to remind us of His promises-- His ability to make all things new.

In order for there to be a spring, there must first be a winter. A death before a rebirth of the earth. The world is good at death, too. We've all (humanity and all of creation) have been scarred by sin in the world. (Romans 8:20-21) We are subject under the old law, to death.

Thank you, Jesus, that we are no longer subject to that law under Christ! His death has ended that curse on upon us! Through Him we can have new life. (2 Corinthians 3:6; Romans 5:17)

Just like the earth must die in the winter in order to receive new life in the spring, our sinful nature must die in order to experience life living in the Spirit. (Romans 6:6)

Thank You, God, for Your extravagant love poured out on us--that You made a way to save us from our sinful selves! Thank You, Lord, for new life and Your promise to one day make all things new! (Revelation 21:5) 

And in the meantime, thank You for Your beautiful reminder of these truths through creation! (Revelation 1:20)