all things new
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
I started a tradition a couple of years ago of going up to the lake and watching the sunrise on Easter morning…or Resurrection Sunday as many prefer to call it. I grew up in a little church where we all met at the Edwards' house on Easter morning to watch the sunrise, sing some hymns and eat breakfast before our normal church service. It was something that I suddenly missed a while back, and I decided to start my own tradition.
I'm not normally an early riser, but there is something so amazing about watching the orange glow grow brighter and brighter and seeing the disk of fire push above the horizon. And watching it move up, higher and higher to light the whole sky.
a new day. with new mercies.
and this year, I had someone to share it with.
there will come a time when Jesus will make ALL things new. I'm glad He gives us sneak previews.
In the sunrise. In springtime. In new friendships. In healing. In brand new joy.
He restores and refreshes and makes things new. And he does it way better than some marketing joe slapping a "new and improved" label on the same old drink.
He re-creates. Because He can. And only He can.