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Daily Devotion - December 31, 2018

Revelation 21:5

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.’

Reflection by Monty Wyne

As God creates a new heaven and earth and makes His new home among mortals, the promise of a new beginning, a new life void of pain and sorrow is offered to those who believe and have faith in God. As testament, He asks that His words be recorded for they are “trustworthy and true.”

As I reflect on this passage and those passages that precede and follow it, I am filled with hope and assurance. If you were to apply these words and this vision to today’s world, what would you feel? What would you think of our world as it exists, as it marches on into the future? These are deep and perplexing questions that require thought and examination.

I don’t know that I have an immediate answer. That said, wouldn’t it be fantastic if we could just wave a magic wand and suddenly all is right in the world? All is good with its people? What an enlightening feeling, but that power is in God’s hands.

As I contemplate a new world, a new beginning for us mortals, let me leave you with this thought. We have the powers of faith and belief. If we apply those powers to our everyday existence and place on this earth, could we change things? Could we begin to give those around us the powers to precipitate change as well? Even if it’s a little bit at a time, that little bit can eventually become something much bigger than we could have imagined. With God’s help, who knows what we could achieve?

Prayer

Dear God...help us to overcome what is wrong in our world. Let all of us work hard at making “all things new.” In your name, we pray, and we work for positive change.

Amen



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