For those who feel like the broken things will never be made new

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And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” Revelation 21:5 (ESV)

One of the things I love about Easter is the reminder that God makes all things new. 

All things. 


Easter makes me believe that God can take all the broken things and make them whole again.

All things. 


I don’t know about you, but I often don’t see God’s redemption in all things because I’m looking at the broken things, thinking how they can’t be fixed.

As Easter comes to an end I’m reflecting on the thin places in my past where God has come and exclaimed, 
“Look, I am making all things new.”

All things. 


Some thin places I'm reflecting on:

The little cactus that blooms red buds out of hard, dry soil, and reminds me that God can make something out of pain

And there is my nephew being born in the same hospital where my mother nearly breathed her last. A symbol that God redeems heartbreak

My husband lying in hospital waiting for his bone marrow transplant and God bringing the story of Joseph to mind so I don't forget that God can mend broken dreams.

So today, as I think about all that Jesus did for us on Calvary, I’m praying God will open my eyes to how he is making all things new. 

All things. 


And I’m looking for the invitation from God that whispers:

Ponder: Ask God to reveal one moment in the past week that he has brought life where there was death. (I’d love for you to share what God shows you in the comments.)

Prayer: God, open my eyes to you bringing new life to all things. (tweet this)

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