A New Thing

Do you like new things? What about new situations? Do you like going to new places seeing things you have not seen before? How would you like to know you have a guaranteed passage to see something far grander than anything in this world?

Getting new things is nice. Seeing new places can be exhilarating. There are some very beautiful places to see. Starting something new can be exciting. We start new relationships, jobs, classes, building a new home, or remodeling our current home.

I consider myself fortunate to have been able to travel to several places around the world. I’ve seen the mountains of Colorado, the beaches of North Carolina and California, the sunflower fields of Kansas, Mt. Fuji in Japan, beautiful fish and corral in Okinawa, the Eiffel Tower, felt the cold of a South Korean winter, seen the Black Sea of Romania, and ancient ruins of cities more than seventeen hundred years old. Yes, I have been fortunate.

As fortunate as I have been, there is more I have not seen than seen on this earth. I enjoyed the series Planet Earth that showed numerous animals in their natural habitat that I could never have seen without the months of patience practiced by photographers in locations around the world. Watching programs such as this can provide a means to see more than we otherwise would.

Yet, there is one thing we will only see when our time on this earth is done. There is also only one way to punch our ticket to see it. God is doing a new thing. This earth will pass away. The heavens as we know them will pass away. There will be a new heaven and a new earth (Revelation 21:1). God promised this new thing long before Jesus born. He put in motion His plan thousands of years ago. He desires that we all spend eternity with Him—in His physical presence—on the new earth. It is our choice to make. We can choose to accept Jesus as our Savior or choose to spend eternity away from God. May we all choose to follow Jesus.

I pray we all see the new thing God is doing. I pray we long to see something greater than this world. I pray each one of us will choose to accept God’s invitation to join Him for eternity. Perceive what God is doing. Trust Him to execute His plan. Accept Jesus as Savior. Choose to accept God’s invitation.

Isaiah 43:18-19a

Forget the former things;

do not dwell on the past.

See, I am doing a new thing!

Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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