WEEKLY DEVOTION -JANUARY 11, 2021
“Embrace the New”
As God expressed mercy and forgiveness to Israel, the people of his compassionate covenant, in Isaiah 43:18-19, he promises new realities, new experiences and a new destiny. The urging is to let the past, be the past, “forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.”
As we stand at the threshold of a new year, it behooves us to let the past go and focus upon the future. As we walk by faith, we do so with expectations based upon the work of God and the Word of God. The same promise given centuries ago to a nation, and a people who needed a new and healthy start, becomes our promise, for we too need a new and spiritually healthy start.
The beauty of the exhortation is that it is essentially in the hands of God and not in human hands alone. It will take divine intervention to achieve the vision of new possibilities for the nation and for the individual person of faith. Our hope is in the move of God in our lives who asserts, “See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up;”
The question for you and me is, “do you not perceive it?” Let us embrace it by faith and with joy, because the Lord says, “I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”
Lord, help me perceive your move and embrace the new created by your loving hand. Amen
– Dumas Alexander Harshaw, Jr.