I started thinking the other day about our unique and special new year. It is the start not only of a new day, but a new month and a new year. There is something special about something new; it is fresher, cleaner, brighter and shinier. They are not old, rusted, decayed, bent, broken, dusty, dingy or damaged. Politicians have recognized the deep desire that people have for something new. Continue reading » “Behold I Will Do A New Thing”
The Hebrew writer was commenting on the frailty and ultimate doom of the village of Jerusalem when he encouraged his Hebrew Christian brethren to remain outside the camp of obsolete Judaism. "For here we have no continuing city, but we seek the one to come" (Hebrews 13:14).
Surely they could identify through their history with the lifestyle of a pilgrim. With one Promised Land in the past, they were challenged to press on toward another and better one with the same diligent zeal that carried their forefathers to victory. The spiritual pilgrimage that began in the first century continues today and every Christian is called to join.
Continue reading » Walking Worthy: Can You See the Promised Land?