He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!“ Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” 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 water without cost from the spring of the water of life. Those who are victorious will inherit all this, and I will be their God and they will be my children. But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters, and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”
I remember when my car battery was dying and I needed to buy a new battery ASAP. I had to plan what needed to get done, how much it would cost, where I was going to get the battery from, and thought of the consequence if I did not get it soon! All of these thoughts are in our passage today, Revelation 21:5-8. Jesus beautifully tells us how he plans to renovate by making all things new, the cost, the supplies needed, and the consequences if His renovation does not take place.
Jesus is always looking to place his “newness” in your life and church. Personally, my comfort with keeping what is, and stubbornness towards embracing what’s new can hinder my walk with Christ. I constantly need to lay my life down so I can walk as the new creation I am, and you are too. How will we do it? Jesus says “It is done… because I am..” How much will it cost us? Jesus says “I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life.” This is our life of faith! Trusting Jesus paid the ultimate price so we could live renovated! It tells us that Jesus was, is, and will be, and Jesus will judge the living and the dead. Take comfort in that today, in a fast-changing world with evil surrounding us, Jesus holds all power! He paid the ultimate price so you can live a renovated life. I don’t want you to miss out! May you embrace the messiness of His renovation in your life, for He is making all things new!
Prayer: Abba Father, Thank you that you have and will continue to renovate my life and church. You paid the price so I wouldn’t have to, you give me life, and I trust you are the judge so I don’t have to be. Have your way in my life and tell me what areas of my life need your new work. Your will be done!
In Jesus I pray, Amen!