Look, I am about to do something new; even now it is coming. Do you not see it? Isaiah 43:19 HCSB
Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23
“The tree is waking up.”
Peyton pointed at the once barren-looking tree in the school yard. During the winter months, its branches had been empty, unadorned with offerings of beauty.
It seemed like overnight, the tree changed. We left school at the end of the day, not even pausing to glance at the tree, believing there was nothing there to see. Day after day we passed the tree, thinking about ourselves and our circumstances. Day after day the tree stood, lifting her arms to the heavens, even though she seemed empty. And I walked right by, not seeing the miracle in the tree.
The miracle was that even though the tree looked empty, there was life on the inside. God wasn’t through with the tree. He was at work, ready to make her new. We came back to school one morning to find that the “sleeping” tree was now covered in beautiful blossoms, announcing to the world that spring has arrived.
God had given the tree a coat of spring. He makes all things new.
Do you ever feel like the winter tree? Barren, empty, exposed? Nothing to offer, no beauty for others to see? Do you remember times when you were full of life and long for those times?
God has a promise for you, friend.
“Look, I am about to do something new; even now it is coming.”
You may not see it coming.
“Do you not see it?”
He is making all things new.
The seasons, the times, the trees, the flowers, and yes, even you.
Lift up your branches! Get ready to bloom! He is ready to make you new!
I am working on a new song that I can’t wait to share with you! He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Psalm 40:3
He makes all things new!
How is making you new?