All Things New

Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,

Here we are at the beginning of a new week. Right now things are absolutely beautiful outside. I just checked the temp on my phone and it says it is 72 degrees outside! I know that the temp is probably going to be lower by the time you read this, but I’m thankful for what we have right now.

As we began services this morning, we had some that were sick. The cough and flu like issues seem to be what so many are dealing with at this point. One of the men let me know he had been diagnosed with the flu but was feeling better. Then he said that he didn’t want to take any chances on getting out. I’m thankful for that.

I have heard so much in recent days about precautions that we need to take as we deal with the flu and the coronavirus issues that have made its way into the United States. One in the state of Washington has already died. It has brought on so many concerns that one almost wants to stay in the house until this all passes.

As I thought about this it made me think about the health concerns that we are faced with on a daily basis. I know some of it deals with allergies which seem to be pretty tough. Then there are the coronary issues along with diseases that come against us. At times it gets pretty overwhelming as we consider our prayer list and the needs that keep coming.

Right now we have a 4 year old dealing with leukemia. All the tests aren’t back yet, but it could be a long road for him and his family. Another has had a stroke that has them in the hospital. Then there is a young girl that has been dealing with some things that now have her in the hospital. I could go on telling you of many more.

Sickness and disease are going to be a part of our lives as long as this old world goes on. We won’t get to a time where we won’t need doctors and nurses. As long as this world is here there will be issues that have to be dealt with and a need for those that will deal with them. But let me give you some good news.

The Revelation 21:3-5 says – “And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and they shall be His people, and God Himself shall be among them. 4 and He shall wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there shall no longer be any death; there shall no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed way.” 5 And He who sits on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” And He said, “Write, for these words are faithful and true.”

I wish that I could say this is for every person, but v.7 says – “He who overcomes shall inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My son.” The full and complete healing is promised to all who call upon the name of the Lord and are saved. And what a promise that is!

I don’t want anyone to miss the opportunity of being with the Lord for all eternity. He loved us enough to send His Only Son who gave Himself for us on the cross. The love He showed while on this earth revealed the eternal love of God for us. All who call upon Him can be saved and have complete healing through Him.

So just know that what we’re dealing with now, through Christ will one day be gone and ‘all things will be new’.

JESUS, JESUS, JESUS, there IS something about that name!!

Christ only, always,

Bro. Paul