“And the one who was seated on the throne said, ‘See I am making all things new.’ Also, he said, ‘Write this, for these words are trustworthy and true’” (Revelation 21:5).
Life is transition and depending on where we stand, we may rejoice or grieve as new things come along. When transitions in life are rapid or seem to be piling on one after another, they can feel overwhelming. A very human response is to dig in our heels and resist change. But sometimes God is the instigator of change. Where we are broken, God is at work piecing together the shards into a great mosaic. Where the fabric of life is ripped apart, God is mending and quilting. Where the stains of sin and evil are set in, God is scrubbing and cleansing.
When God is doing a new thing, we can trust God. Jesus is with us. God’s Holy Spirit breathes on us, helping us to catch a glimpse of how the winds of the Spirit are shaping the world and our lives—and helping us to share that story.
This message is excerpted from “For everything there is a season” by Joy McDonald Coltvet in the October 2017 Café online magazine.
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