WFW - A New Heaven and A New Earth

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December 31, 2008

WFW - A New Heaven and A New Earth



What an incredible promise from our Father God - for those who have repented and have trusted in the name of Jesus Christ alone, will forever be remembered; will forever remain with our Sovereign Creator, the Great I Am!

Today is a beautiful day to give thanks to our great and awesome God! But then again, isn't every day?

As I looked at all three of these pictures, I couldn't choose which one to use because I felt as if they all described the meditations of my heart:

  • My heart overflows with the well-spring of Life found only in Jesus Christ our Lord. (Acts 4:11-12)
  • My continual prayer is that I reflect the brilliant beauty of our Savior. (2 Corinthians 4:6)
  • I remember the Lord said that one day, He will right all the wrongs and will come with His winnowing fork to separate the chaff from the wheat; and all temporal sufferings will pass as those called by His name will enter His presence forever. (Luke 3:17)
  • And I pray that I be like this tree, growing in the knowledge of Him who alone has saved my life, in spite of myself. (Psalm 1:1-3 & Colossians 1:10)

As we look forward to a new year, we are reminded of the greater newness yet to come in the new creation. At midnight tonight our calendars will change, but the world will be otherwise the same. Someday, however, God will renew all things. In that day, sorrow will be swallowed up by rejoicing (Rev. 21:3-4). In the meanwhile, even in the midst of life’s difficulties and pains, we rejoice in the fact that we are God’s people. We belong to him, and nothing in all creation can take his love away from us (Rom. 8:18-39). I can’t think of a better foundation for a new year: the hope of God’s new creation and the reassurance that we belong to him forever.

excerpt from Daily Reflection & Prayer 12-31-08
, Laity Lodge Senior Director and Scholar-in-Residence


Happy WFW & Happy New Year!

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10 comments

  1. My dear precious Sunny,

    Wow! All I can say is, AMEN!

    Thank you, I am so happy that you were encouraged by 1 Chron. 16:8-12. Did you know that Psalm 105: 1-5 read almost exactly the same? I think it is interesting how God chooses to repeat certain scriptures.

    I delight in hearing form you! I feel so close to you and think of you often.

    I love you greatly and am so blessed to have you in my life.
    Love, Hope :)

    May you have a blessed and happy new year as you become more like our Lord Jesus Christ!

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  2. Here are my two favorite blog sisters (don't tell anyone, okay). You did a great job with the pics. Sometimes I get frustrated b/c my pic looks so clear on Picnik and then doesn't show up as well on the blog.

    Oh well, I love you and I've prayed for you anytime you come to mind. I hope the sugars are coming back into check and you are feeling better.

    Have a "Hope"-ful New Year!

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  3. Amen, dear sister! I absolutely loved reading the meditations of your heart and both pictures were beautiful. The Scripture is awesome! You are so faithful and strong. I am so grateful for you! Happy WFW and Happy New Year, dear one.

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  4. Oh, my sweet sister, you are such a blessing! I love how you juxtaposed the 3 pictures -- it's great. And I REALLY love that you chose an Isaiah verse... Isaiah is everywhere I go today and I even heard an Isaiah verse referenced on a TV show.

    I look forward to serving and growing in Christ with you over the new year.

    Much love in Him!

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  5. Oh Sunny, that is simply beautiful, both the words and the picture. I, too, can't wait for the day when He will make all things new!

    Take care my friend!
    Happy New Year!

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  6. What a beautiful post. Happy New Year Sunny. I pray that you are feeling better and the new year brings you peace, good health, and sunny days! : )

    God bless,

    Stacey

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  7. sunny! what a lovely post! It is so bright and refreshing! i love it! God Bless my sweet friend & happy new year!

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  8. Happy New Year!!! My God bless you abundantly in 2009!!

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  9. Oh, my sweet sister, you are such a blessing! I love how you juxtaposed the 3 pictures -- it's great. And I REALLY love that you chose an Isaiah verse... Isaiah is everywhere I go today and I even heard an Isaiah verse referenced on a TV show.

    I look forward to serving and growing in Christ with you over the new year.

    Much love in Him!

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  10. Here are my two favorite blog sisters (don't tell anyone, okay). You did a great job with the pics. Sometimes I get frustrated b/c my pic looks so clear on Picnik and then doesn't show up as well on the blog.

    Oh well, I love you and I've prayed for you anytime you come to mind. I hope the sugars are coming back into check and you are feeling better.

    Have a "Hope"-ful New Year!

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