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Precious Reprints-Old Things Made New

by Stanfodr Chambers

  

Stanford Chambers (1877-1969)

   Our Lord likes new things. “Behold, I make all things new.” This, of course, refers to His final making of all things new for that land “where nothing shall ever grow old.” But the Lord in a very real sense is always making things new. By His grace and power He is making new creatures in Christ Jesus. The church is “His new creation by water and the Word.” To His own He makes His Word ever new and He puts a new song on their lips. Theirs is a new life in a “new  and living way” and He hath prepared for them a city, the New Jerusalem, for the “new heaven and the new earth wherein dwelleth righteousness.”

     And now He gives us a New Year. Let us accept it as a symbol of the “all things new” which He is finally to bring forth. There is a way to keep the year new. The year is made up of days and every day comes to us brand new. The end of a year therefore is just as new as its beginning and will be so in our own experience and realization if we begin the day with God and live it for Him—just one day at a time.      

     Let us serve God this New Year not in “oldness of the letter,” but in “newness of the Spirit.” Amen.

 

From Word and Work—January 1927




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