2 Corinthians 5:17-18 If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation, the old has gone, the new has co
If I may propose my version of the Biblical Big BANG! Before Anything New, God! Throughout the Bible, we are told that God is always doing new things. The first two verses of the Bible in Genesis tells us that God created ex nihilo, which means, God created out of nothing. Then, verse three tells us that God said Let there be light, and there was light! In Genesis Three we learn of sin and the fall of humankind, and yet God provided the first blood sacrifice when he provided animal skins to mercifully cover Adam and Eve’s nakedness and shame after they had sinned.
Yes, before anything new, God! The Ark God told Noah to build to save he and his family from the great flood, the rainbow God set in the sky to promise the world would never again be destroyed by water, the covenant God initiated with Abram in that all nations of the earth would be blessed through his seed, his grandson Jacob. The blood smeared over the doorposts of the Hebrews homes in Egypt that protected them from the Angel of Death God used to judge the Egyptians, Christ entering the world fully God and fully man, born of a virgin, to reconcile Jew and Gentile back to God and to offer us the ministry of reconciliation and forgiveness with one another as the Body of Christ! All brand new events graciously given by a loving God who does not want His children living mundane and uneventful lives, but vibrantly and joyously in love with Him as an attestation to His glory and faithfulness to His promises.
Live the New Year and the New Covenant!