The year 2020 presented a few not so good “new things” to the world.
We experienced a new virus, we endured new lockdowns, and new social distancing requirements.
In turn, we had to come up with some new ways to do old things.
By comparison, I couldn’t help thinking of all the good new things the Bible mentions to us as we enter this New Year. These new things are wonderful!
Look at all the new things we already have:
We are a new man/woman in Christ.
We have a new commandment, to love one another.
We have new wine given us, the Holy Spirit.
We have a new and better covenant sealed by the blood of Jesus.
We have new testament doctrine infused with grace and revelation knowledge of who we are in Christ.
We are new creatures or creations in Christ.
We have a new and living way.
There is a new song in our hearts.
We even have new things waiting for us in the future:
A new heaven, earth, and Jerusalem are mentioned in scripture.
We who have Christ will have new bodies.
And finally, we are told. ALL things will be made new.
The new things presented to us last year made the year challenging and for some, quite difficult.
It’s beneficial to meditate and feed on all the powerful new things we have. It definitely makes the new challenges possible to face and overcome.
The best way to live in this New Year is partaking of all the good new things Jesus purchased for us.
2 Cor. 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. (NKJV)
A most blessed New Year from Patsy and me.