ALL THINGS NEW
And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” And he said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give from the spring of the water of life without payment.”
This passage of scripture always reminds me of the movie “The Passion of the Christ”. During the scene in the movie where Christ is carrying His cross through the streets of Jerusalem the movie depicts Christ falling and coming briefly face to face with his mother. As their eyes met He said, “Mother, I am making all things new”. What a powerful thought, all things new. Have all things been made new in your life? How does that happen? How does He make all things new in my life?
This passage of scripture seems to say that this renewal is actually internal and is connected to drinking from the spring of “Living Water”. He says, “to the thirsty I will give from the spring of water of life without payment”. He actually makes all things new in our lives through this spiritual drinking. For many, spiritual things are not relevant to their daily activities, but to those who know Him, drinking this water of life is the very source of our life.
What does He make new in our lives? Our love for Him becomes new, our passion and understanding of His Word becomes new, our love for the lost is made new, our love for the house of God becomes new. He literally renews every part of our lives. As we begin a brand new year we can actually start with a clean slate, He washes our past clean and makes our heart clean and new.
How does this renewal actually happen and what is my role in this process? Remember what Jesus said in John 7, “everyone who is thirsty, come and drink”, He repeated almost the same words in this passage, “To the thirsty” He addresses His invitation. Come and drink from the water of life. Drink in as you worship, drink in as you soak in His word, drink in as you go to the house of God. As you do, His words begin to take effect inside of you. He begins to make all things new, the best news is that that this miracle is starting inside of you today. 2011 can be the best of all years, come and drink, He is making all things new.