- new shoes
- a new scribbler
- a new book
- a new dress (I was the youngest with two older sisters so that didn’t happen very often!)
- the beginning of a new school year
As I grew older and was married, I experienced the sweetest of all new things – a newborn baby. Each one added a new joy to our family circle. I loved to look at their tiny faces and wonder about their lives. I marveled at this new little person who had such potential to love the Lord and to make a difference in this world for Him. That has been my prayer for my children – from conception to birth and every day of their lives – that they would be His.
This year I will experience something else that is new – a new decade! Apparently, if you were born in 1957 you will turn 50 this year… I was chatting with my 26 yr old son the other day. We were talking about his future and his dreams and I reminded him that the Lord knows all things. He answered, “I’m hoping so.” I said to him “Sweetie – let me tell you about the advantage of being almost 50 years old – at almost 50 you know so.” To be a half century old will definitely be something new for me! But I don’t mind – I look forward to all the new things the Lord has in store. And, as I pointed out to Rinda who is four years ahead of me, in light of eternity we are just babes! 🙂
I love the excitement of new things – new beginnings – and I think that the Lord shares that same excitement – it’s with a loud shout that this announcement is made
“Look, God’s home is now among his people! He will live with them, and they will be his people. God himself will be with them. He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.” And the one sitting on the throne said, “Look, I am making everything new!” Rev.21:3 -5
I am so glad that He called me into that new life over 36 years ago. In Him, there will always be new and greater things to experience and explore. C S Lewis, a story lover like I am, describes it well in The Last Battle.
…For them, it was only the beginning of the real story. All their life in this world and all their adventures in Narnia had only been the cover and the title page: now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story which no one on earth has read: which goes on forever: in which every chapter is better than the one before…
Happy New Year everyone! The best is yet to come . . .