Forgetting the Old Stuff

English: river in the negev desert, israel

English: river in the negev desert, israel (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Do not remember the former things, or consider the things of old. I am about to do 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

This passage from Isaiah wasn’t talking about Easter of course. But its interesting how much of our doctrine and dogma depend on doing exactly the opposite of what the writer directs.

We don’t forget the “former things.” And we spend an awful lot of time considering the “things of old.” Can we, as we approach Easter and the renewal of faith, bring ourselves to set aside the past and embrace a future that might be uncertain but that’s never insecure?

The “new thing” that the Message of the Christ brings into our lives isn’t just new once a year. It’s new every day and every minute if we embrace it.

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