From Charles Spurgeon’s “Faith’s Checkbook”
And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. (Revelation 21:5)
Glory be to His name! All things need making new, for they are sadly battered and worn by sin. It is time that the old vesture was rolled up and laid aside, and that creation put on her Sunday suit. But no one else can make all things new except the Lord who made them at the first; for it needs as much power to make out of evil as to make out of nothing. Our Lord Jesus has undertaken the task, and He is fully competent for the performance of it. Already he has commenced His labor, and for centuries He has persevered in making new the hearts of men and the order of society. By and by He will make new the whole constitution of human government, and human nature shall be changed by His grace; and there shall come a day when the body shall be made new and raised like unto His glorious body.
What a joy to belong to a kingdom in which everything is being made new by the power of its King! We are not dying out: we are hastening on to a more glorious life. Despite the opposition of the powers of evil, our glorious Lord Jesus is accomplishing His purpose and making us, and all things about us, “new” and as full of beauty as when they first came from the hand of the Lord.
From the Faith’s Checkbook Mobile Devotional Android app – http://www.LookingUpwardApps.com/fcb
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What God Sees
Every morning when I rise
I greet the morning sun,
Then I look into the mirror
To see what time has done.
For each heartache, pain, and trial,
That in life I’ve faced,
On the pallet of my skin,
A line or wrinkle’s traced.
How thrilled I am that God can see,
Not the lines of age and pain,
But what’s deep in the heart of me,
And the joy that life would drain.
He see the love I have for Him,
As in my heart it glows,
He doesn’t see the ugliness,
That life has dealt with blows.
God sees the peace my heart now feels,
Because I am His own.
He sees what’s deep inside of me,
And sees love’s seeds He has sown.
By: Bonita L. Ledzius…copyright 2007
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