Pastor’s Thoughts: February 2019
“Do not remember the former things or consider the things of old. I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.”
The new year has dawned and if you’re like most people it’s the time of year when you make the decision to do something new. Resolutions and promises that the new year will be better than the last will abound.
Scripture reminds us of a time when the prophet Isaiah spoke a word of hope to the nation of Israel that they needed to look toward the future with hope. It was this hope that would allow them to put the past behind them and move on. God declared through the Prophet, “I am about to do a NEW thing”. God still speaks that word of hope to all of us: Forget the past – it’s over! Let history be history! Instead, look with expectation for what God is about to do!
Some might say that’s easier said than done. It can be difficult to let go of the past and look to the future with hope. It can be a struggle to look at ourselves, our relationships, and our world without finding a lot to be upset over.
However, the prophet declared the word of God then that is still the word of God today: Behold I am about to do a new thing! Lean into that hope that comes to us from the God who made heaven and earth, who makes the sun to rise each day, who provides strength for today and hope for tomorrow!
May 2019 be filled with blessings for us all.