From the office Annette Roux, Pastoral Associate
10/18/2019 3:49:18 PM
Oct. 19 - 20, 2019

Behold, I make all things new. - Revelation 21:5

Here we are, in the last book of the Bible; and in the next-to-last chapter of that final book. We might expect a summation, a conclusion, or even a sunset and a "The End." Not happening. The word of the Lord is: "Behold, I make all things new." God's capacity to do this, when all our hope is gone and our own resources are spent, is the heart of the gospel. "Impossible" is where this God begins. We live under this promise. That God can work a new thing doesn't mean there aren't endings. Relationships do end, as do careers and marriages. The endings are real. And important. They bring us, often, to the end of our rope, that is to say, to the place where our own resources, strength or virtue aren't any longer sufficient or effective. Only then, it seems, does God speak, does a word from the Lord come to us. How many times has "hopeless" has been spoken over a situation, when God opened a way. How many lives have been consigned to an end labeled "addiction," when God made a way out of no way.

Prayer: Father in heaven, "I dare not trust this earthy frame, but wholly lean on Jesus' name. On Christ the solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand."    (Edward Mote)

Annette Roux, Pastoral Associate, Ret.
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