Hi Good Thing,

It’s the last Monday of 2021!

In the next week we’ll be hearing one word, over and over again. The word new. Happy New Year, what’s your new year’s resolution?, any new plans; and so on and so forth.

New: not existing before; made, introduced, or discovered recently or now for the first time.

At the end of each year we begin to get excited about the possibilities to come in the new year. It feels like we can have a fresh start. Throw away the pains, or frustration of the current year, and move toward the freshness of a new year. Maybe we have great expectations about business ventures, or careers, or a special event, or even plans to try something new.

Perhaps we may be seeking a fresh start in marriage, or maybe even to find that special someone to get married to. Whatever the “new” you’re seeking, I encourage you to remember the “new” that’s found in Christ.

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” ‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭5:17‬ ‭ESV‬‬

This verse is so exciting to me. Here’s why; the new job will loose its newness, so will the new house, new workout plan and gym, the new boyfriend, the new hairstyle, the new whatever, will at some point no longer be new. Which means the emotions attached will fade too. But I find comfort in knowing that in Christ it’s always and forever new!

Sister what I’m getting at here is the things we want for this new year aren’t bad, they just won’t bring us the complete satisfaction that our souls desire. Christ, the carpenter God specializes in not only making things new, but making us new. Our lives can be completely transformed and fresh by the work of the Lord that comes through our relationship with Christ, cultivated through the study of God’s Word. Out of all the new things we will experience next year, I pray the continued newness of life in Christ is one them.

Always in love,
~Nate’s Good Thing