“Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?”

Isaiah 43:18,19a


There are a lot of companies that plan their income based on selling us on “New Year’s Resolutions.” They are hoping we will make resolutions about dieting and getting fit and a host of other potential changes we might promise to ourselves in order to make that fresh start.

Over the years I have made many such resolutions, keeping perhaps a few, most fall by the wayside by early February. Is that true for you too?

For others, the idea of a resolution of any kind is now passé. Some choose to ignore the concept all together. But I believe there are still plenty of people who take part in this old-time tradition.

In Isaiah, the prophet reveals to us that God does things differently from time to time also. God is constantly at work; God is the on-going author of “new things.

As you contemplate the end of another strange year, dominated again by COVID and the various restrictions that go along with it, have you taken any time to think about how God works in your life? Perhaps you recall when your spiritual journey began, but haven’t given much thought to what God may be currently doing in your life or what God may desire to do with you in this new year?

As we enter 2022, I would like to encourage you to spend some time in God’s Word and some time in prayer; asking God what “new thing” He may desire to bring into your life?

May we all live in anticipation as this new year begins. Let us all feel the excitement of new beginnings, and may we ask for God’s help so we might “perceive” that which is about to “spring forth.”

Pastor John