Words of Life: New Thing – March 18th 2015

New Thing

We are in the fifth week of the season of Lent in preparation for Easter. This week the Scripture reading takes us to the book of Isaiah, chapter 43 verses 16-21. It clearly proclaims that God is doing a new thing. What does this really mean? As we inspect the entire 43rd chapter of Isaiah, it is clear that God is referring to His people Israel. His people have suffered much and God is coming to their rescue and aid. God makes mention of the mighty deliverance that occurred at the Red Sea, where Israel was saved from the soldiers of Egypt. God also makes mention that He desires to save all of His earthly children (1Timothy 2:3-4). God cares for every person on the earth. God cares for us enough to do something new that we can see and experience. His one divine act of love, by sending His Son to earth, was a marvelous display of His love. If God wanted, He could have stayed in heaven; but He didn’t, He came to earth. He made an appearance in the likeness of human flesh. We were able to see God, to touch God and to live with God. This is an amazing truth that is made real in the Person of Jesus Christ who came to the earth over 2,000 years ago. This is the new thing that God is doing when you consider humans have been living on the earth for thousands of years.

He is doing a new thing,

Pastor David Greenidge