Everything Can Be Made New

When my daughter was a little girl, her grandmother had her pick out an American Girl doll. Kelly very much enjoyed her doll, Kirsten. For quite a few years she enjoyed books about Kirsten along with new outfits or toys to go with her doll. Kirsten opened the door to history as each American Girl doll back then had a story. But after awhile Kirsten and all her things were wrapped up and tucked away in the attic. I always hoped my daughter would one day be able to share her American Girl doll with her own daughter.

This year our daughter’s daughter turned four. It seemed the perfect time to dig into the attic and take out Kirsten. I had fun cleaning her clothes, reading the books again and getting some of the things ready for our little Lia. Then, at just the right time, several things were wrapped for her birthday. I also had the joy of taking my Kelly, Lia and Kirsten for a girl’s day out to the American Girl store in MA not too far from where they live. What fun we had! A birthday lunch followed by getting Kirsten’s hair done. It did look a bit shabby after being wrapped up for about twenty years. Kirsten was made new – a new outfit, hairdo, birthday crown, and even a new mommy to love her. All things were made new!

It occurred to me that there would come a time when the Lord will make all things new for you and I. We don’t know when but the time will come for each one of us who has made Jesus Christ Lord of our lives. The Word says:

“Then He who sat on the throne said, ‘Behold, I make all things new.’ And He said to me, ‘Write, for these words are true and faithful.’ And He said to me, ‘It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son.” Rev. 21:5-7

What a promise. No matter what happens to us in this world we have a hope that those who do not know the Lord simply cannot know. We have a destiny in Christ Jesus when all things will be made new! What a day of celebration that will be.

Blessings,
Patricia Wenzel
Woman of Character Graduate

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