What does New Years mean to you; football, more turkey, leftover ham or vegetable dip? I pray this is the year Jesus returns. While we are waiting, let’s relish the original plan.
But in our time something new has been added.
What Moses and the prophets witnessed to all those years has happened.
The God-setting-things-right that we read about has become Jesus-setting-things-right for us.
And not only for us but for everyone who believes in him; for there is no difference between us and them in this.
Since we’ve compiled this long and sorry record as sinners (both us and them) and proved that we are utterly incapable of living the glorious lives God wills for us, God did it for us.
Out of sheer generosity, he put us in right standing with himself; a pure gift.
He got us out of the mess we’re in and restored us to where he always wanted us to be.And he did it by means of Jesus Christ. (Romans 3:21-24, MSG)
Prayer –Lord we eagerly await your coming. Meanwhile, we relish the fact that Christ died for us, rose from the dead for us and lives even now. Amen.