I received a New Year’s message from the Christian Legal Society that is certainly worth passing on to our readers. Even though we are a month into 2009, it’s not too late to consider this message as we prepare for the events of this year.
Happy New Year!
How does this New Year find you? Do we, should we, expect anything new? The philosopher of Ecclesiastes was clear about this: “whatever is has already been…what will be has been before…there’s nothing new under the sun.” So what’s new? Regardless of time’s passing there are some things that are always new. “His compassions are NEW every morning.” (Lam. 3:23) “If anyone is in Christ he is a NEW creation.” (2 Cors.5:17) “You have taken off your old self and put on a NEW self.” (Cols.3:10) “A NEW command I give you: love one another.” (Jn.13:34) “His purpose was to create in himself one NEW man.” (Eph.1:13-15). On the door-step of a New Year, the issue is not in fact about what will be new in the next year, but rather, what is it that is already new that we take with us into this New Year.
Consider what the above scriptures have presented: new compassions, new creation, new character, new commandment, new community, all premised on a new covenant. May you know, experience and enjoy this continuing newness in your life. At the heart of the very last communication attributed to God in scripture are these words: “I am making everything NEW!” (Rev.22:13) We pray that you will know this present-tense work of God in CREATION, making the new out of nothing, as well as experiencing His power to renew what has succumbed to the wearing and wearying of time in His acts of RECREATION. We wish you a very blessed year, filled with the newness already given you by God.
Grace and Peace,
The Christian Legal Society
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