“Behold, I Make All Things New”
Thank you, Lord, for your promise to make all things new (Rev 21:5); to make dry bones rattle; to bring the dead back to life. Thank you for every inch of my life that you have made new in your love.
Throughout the past few months, I have been adjusting to being a new mom. I’ve been growing as a wife, a mother, a youth minister, a daughter, a friend… balancing taking care of our daughter, Lily, while attempting to also taking care of myself (but let’s be honest, there’s not much balance).
It has been easy to focus on the daily demands of parenting, pouring out my energy into feeding, changing, and caring for Lily. It has been easy to give to the teens of our parish, to walk with and encourage them in their journey with Christ. It has been easy to allow my primary mission to become about others and to neglect my own spiritual wellbeing – to let my once on-fire-for-Christ heart fade to a flickering light.
Praise be to God, HE MAKES ALL THINGS NEW.
Amidst the change and challenges, the Lord has been gently and persistently pursing me. He has called me to meet Him in the confessional, to spend time with faithful friends, to read spiritual books, and to start running again. While I am admittedly not ablaze, the Lord has fueled my once small flame for Him and tends to the fire of my heart daily.
He makes all things new. He is making me new. He is making you new, too.
Are there parts of who you are, parts of your life that used to bring you GREAT JOY that seem dead now? Have you been neglecting to accept the love that God pursues you with? Have you lost sight of the One who waits for you in the business of your earthly life?
He makes all things new! We are never too far gone.
I invite you to allow Christ to bring new life into the painful, broken, hurting parts of your heart. Ask Him to bring new joy into your marriage. Invite Him to guide your day, to show you the majesty of His love for you. Our God promises to make us new – we just have to let Him.