“For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.” (Isaiah 65: 17)
As we enter into a new year, let’s make it an opportunity to take a renewed view on all things. Each day, each moment, God’s creation is newly revealed, fresh with promise and joy and activity. The divine Life does not settle in with old, limited, worn out or overwrought ideas, merely getting comfortable in a crypt of yesterday’s relics. Life lives.
And we are children of the divine Life, so we live as well. All the good there is belongs to God, so it endures. But each new moment we are subject to God’s fresh thoughts and His unchanging ability to bring forth sweet surprises and salvation and peace. A new heaven and a new earth—the reality of God’s kingdom showing itself in our daily human experience– are ours for the taking today because Soul’s infinite beauty can’t be confined or depleted.
Accept today’s glorious and loving renewal. Looking over our shoulder with regret or carrying fears forth into a day that is full of perfecting protection and affection, is an unnecessary burden. The former things, the old thinking that never did us any favors, can be left in last year without a backward glance. You are not your history. You are not even your future. You are this moment’s child, new born through grace, innocent and ready and loved by God.
Happy New Year!
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