Thursday, December 14, 2006

Nothing Old


And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new.
(Revelation 21:5)

Glory be to His name! All things need making new, for they are sadly
battered and worn by sin. It is time that the old vesture was rolled up
and laid aside, and that creation put on her Sunday suit. But no one
else can make all things new except the Lord who made them at the first;
for it needs as much power to make out of evil as to make out of
nothing. Our Lord Jesus has undertaken the task, and He is fully competent for
the performance of it. Already he has commenced His labor, and for
centuries He has persevered in making new the hearts of men and the order
of society. By and by He will make new the whole constitution of human
government, and human nature shall be changed by His grace; and there
shall come a day when the body shall be made new and raised like unto His
glorious body.

What a joy to belong to a kingdom in which everything is being made new
by the power of its King! We are not dying out: we are hastening on to
a more glorious life. Despite the opposition of the powers of evil, our
glorious Lord Jesus is accomplishing His purpose and making us, and all
things about us, "new" and as full of beauty as when they first came
from the hand of the Lord.

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