What's new?

Bible Reading: Revelation 21:1-5
Author: Stanislav Ossipov (Tallinn, Estonia)
Saturday 6 January 2018 © The Upper Room.
When my friends used to ask, ‘What’s new in your life?’ I didn’t know how to answer. I would think, ‘What is happening in my life  that is brand new? What can I tell them?’

But one day God gave me a new idea of how to respond. Now, when people ask me what’s new in my life, I say: ‘You know, absolutely everything is new.’ I say that because today is a new day that will never hap- pen again. And on this day, everything is new. Today there will be new insights from God, new encounters, new blessings, and new opportunities for me to share the love of Christ and to serve him.

Each day God offers us the opportunity to renew our relationships with our neighbours. What’s new? Everything – because every day brings something new and gives us the chance to experience and share God’s love in new ways.

Prayer: Dear Lord, thank you for giving us another day to experience something new. We pray as Jesus taught us, saying, ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.’* Amen
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