A New Earth

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There is a cold front coming to in Texas, the coldest days of the year so far. A drenching rain followed by crisp cold.

It is good to be indoors, the cozy space of warmth and light, a place to read and to share. I came across an intriguing article by David Wilkerson entitled Christmas Resurrection.

“God’s message to us through both events is one and the same,” writes Wilkerson about Christmas from the perspective of the Resurrection. He expands on this showing how they are inseparable. It is a wonderful article. I also see in this message, the message of miracle, of birth and regeneration. From Genesis to Revelation, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit create, and create anew.

What new things are calling to be born?  What is waiting for new life? How is the Holy Spirit at work in your life this season? As you await the miracle of Christmas, what Christmas miracle does the Lord want to show you?

Take time to reflect on the miracle of Christmas and the miracle of the Resurrection. Sometimes a shift in perspective can be the greatest blessing of all.

In the beginning, God created heavens and the Earth. -Genesis 1:1 (ESV)

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth… -Revelation 21:1 (ESV)

And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. – Ezekiel 36:26 (ESV)

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? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. – Isaiah 43:18-19 (ESV)

At the same time, it is a new commandment that I am writing to you, which is true in him and in you, because the darkness is passing away and the true light is already shining. – 1 John 2:8 (ESV)

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. – 2 Corinthians 5:17 (ESV)

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. -1 Peter 3-5 (ESV)

 

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