Today’s #MusicMonday features the reappearance of our friends at Elevation Worship, with their song “All Things New!”
(Can’t see the video? Click here to watch it on YouTube.)
Take a look at these words from Revelation 21:1-5 with me:
We serve a God who has promised all will be made new. You might be familiar with the famous verse from 2 Corinthians 5, where Paul proclaims that if we are in Christ, we are new creations! Here in Revelation John hears the voice in the Holy City that proclaims our world is made new. It is restored into the perfect place that God created it to be.
As Christ followers, we get a chance to celebrate being made new in Christ. Many of us don’t feel new. If you’re like me, you’re all too aware of the sin you carry and the struggles that you have. I think God’s invitation and reminder to us today is that starting now, we can live a new life. We don’t have to be defined by a sinful past but instead our glorious future. And what’s more, God is inviting each and every one of us to bring that glorious future about, joining him in the work of restoring our world. Each time we serve, each time we share Christ, each time we step into situations and allow God to use us, we are joining him in his work of restoration as we live sent.
Let’s celebrate God’s redemption and restoration today, and let’s also join him in that amazing and wonderful work!