See, I Am Doing a New Thing and Scripture
“See, I am doing a new thing.”
Through this scripture, we are reminded that God is always doing something new. In Genesis, God did the first new thing by creating the world out of a dark void, promised Abraham that he would become the fahter of many nations, and gave the 10 Commandments to Moses on Mt. Sinai. The prophets reminded the Israelites to look for new things in unexpected places. In the incarnation, we see and experience the ultimate new thing as Jesus lives, dives, and rises again in our midst.
In this continuing season of wilderness, ministries have been revitalized with new ideas and new ministries have sprung to life. We have made new friends, experienced worship in fresh expressions, and examined how we can best follow Jesus into a loving, liberating, and life-giving relationship with God.
I am about to do a new thing;
now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?
I will make a way in the wilderness
and rivers in the desert.
2 Corinthians 5:17
So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!
For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:
The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer,
my God, my rock in whom I take refuge,
my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
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.’
For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God— 9 not the result of works, so that no one may boast.
‘Blessed be the name of God from age to age,
for wisdom and power are his.
He changes times and seasons,
deposes kings and sets up kings;
he gives wisdom to the wise
and knowledge to those who have understanding.