What an incredible promise! How deep and mysterious it is, but also full of hope and encouragement. This promise in Revelations, of God’s ability to make all things new is for the future so that we cling onto the promise of the new heaven and earth but is also for now. It is an anchor for hope, that what was is dead in me, in my relationships is not beyond the Lord’s life-giving breath.
It has certainly kept me going this week, knowing and trusting that what I feel and see is not all there is, but God is working something beautiful out of all my fears, anxieties and worries. It reminds me that Jesus transforms me as I walk with with him and that inevitably changes the world around me. I have found that this promise, sets my soul at ease, that I can let go of all the things that hurt and rest in His ability to do things only he can do, to do the impossible.
It is a promise that runs through the entirety of the Bible, from the very beginning in Genesis to Revelations we see God doing the impossible and there is so much to draw from. Then we can look to our own lives and see that Jesus has done the impossible in us. For me it is that sense of being washed clean, that he has made me whiter than snow, like in Psalm 51.
Yesterday was palm Sunday, the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. “Hosanna in the highest!” the crowds cried and celebrated. Looking to Jesus as their king and prophet. There had been no one like him, he had brought near the Kingdom of God.
This morning, I found myself looking out of the window and reminding myself that this week is all about Him. I asked to be refreshed, renewed in his presence and that it would continue beyond this week; that I would overflow in his love. As I consider the beauty of the Cross, I want to be made new. My heart, my mind and spirit and I can trust him to continue to mold me and shape me into the person he created me to be.
I have a little stone cross on my chest of drawers that says:
The cross is the ulitmate symbol of God doing the impossible, of restoring us to a relationship him through his son Jesus. Only his blood, only his sacrifice of laying his life down for us is the reason why we are able to come to the Father. Gloriously, Jesus rose from the dead to sit at the right hand of the Father and we can go to the throne of grace whenever, wherever, no matter where we are emotionally, physically, metally and sprititually.
I am looking foward to this Easter, of walking through this week and praying for a deeper appreciation of who Jesus is and a deeper love for his cross.
It has been a little while since I have written a post and I must be honest, I have been struggling with inspiration and the motivation to write; but now we have come to the most inspirational time of the year and I look to the Lord to reignite my desire to write and I pray that he would use it for his glory and purposes.
Thank you so much for reading my blog and I truly wish you all a Happy Easter and pray that God will speak to you in this wonderful time.
Please do let me know how God is doing a new thing in you, in your faith, family, work or anything else. Testimony and sharing builds us up and I would love to hear about all the wonderful things God is doing!