"He who was seated on the throne said, 'I am making everything new!' Then he said, 'Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.'"
In the middle of January in many parts of the country, it’s hard to see and feel the hope of spring. Some of the previous years’ winters in North America hold extreme records. 2014 was one of them. At that time the average temperature in Buffalo then was 10 degrees. They say it was one of the coldest winters they’d ever experienced. Remember Boston’s record 110 inches of snow? Of courses, California’s winter was bad for another reason. Its record four-year drought continued with water reservoirs at their lowest points ever.
The extremes that we see in seasons – in fires, blizzards, droughts, etc. – remind us of our need for a Redeemer who has power over all things. In the bleak winters and desert wanderings of our lives, hope can spring eternal through Jesus Christ. Jesus will one day make all things new. And this includes our physical world! I don’t know about you, but I’m looking forward to the New World. So don’t lose heart here in January. If you’re trusting in Jesus, He has already begun the work of redeeming all things!
January, though the darkest month in the northern hemisphere, is a good time to center on Jesus, His Word, and fellowship in his local church.