Happy New (Church) Year

 December 2019

HAPPY NEW [CHURCH] YEAR

Anything ‘new’ is a reflection of the passing of time. New item replaces old items; new appliances comes with ‘new and improved’ options; new cars come with even MORE bells and whistles; new technology comes with new challenges. There new lightbulbs now include speakers that will communicate to your smartphone. WOW!

Advancements are both great and unstoppable at the same time! Time is not waiting for anyone to catch up and most of us questioning where the world is going. Looking at it another way; tomorrow has a host of surprises that are welcomed by the young and feared by the old. We look and seek the ‘hope’ in the world as life contiô€†Ÿnues…as one New Year after another is celebrated.

“New” is necessary, essential, and new is holy to our understanding of what God is doing in the world. Our Lord tells us He is making all thing new and does so for the health, comfort, safety, and eternal security of ALL whom belong to Him. God also make things ‘new’ so the new generation will know Him.
 
He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or mourning or crying
or pain, for the former things have passed away.” And the One seated on the throne said, “Behold, I
make all things new.” Then He said, “Write this down, for these words are faithful and true.” And He told
me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give freely
from the spring of the water of life.…

 
God makes all things new to engage and connect with new generation; He makes all things new to comfort and care for the aging; He make all things new to continue to reveal [to us] the renewed HOPE for the world.

Our Lord came to us as a child in the manger; in the darkest time, in the lowest place. Our Lord continues to reveal with hope and newness that our relationship with Him is secured and our future is indeed, ‘new’, peaceful, and unstoppable.

My dear friends, Merry Christmas and Happy NEW Year in the Lord Jesus Christ.

~Pastor Tony