And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Revelation 21:5
When so often we struggle with the same old, same old, it is challenging to trust the Lord that he is making all things new. Our experience sometimes leads us to suspect the contrary—wars, violence, disease always getting the better of us; politicians who promise us a better society but proving no different than the rest; clergy who betray their sacred trust. But Christ—the one who sits on the throne—promises that he is making something new–an eternal relationship with the God of creation in which sin, death and devil are no more, a reality of which we partake of now even as we await its fulfillment at the Last Day.
Lord Jesus, I thank you that you make all things new, even when it seems like things are just the same-old, same-old. Help my unbelief and give me the eyes of faith that I might see you at work in the midst of all the changes and chances of this life.
Gracious Lord, as we stand at the threshold of this new year, open our eyes to see your hand at work in all we do and feel your presence with us even in the most difficult of times. Gives us hope for the future, for the future is Christ. Amen.