Mar 18 2010

‘I am doing something new’

Lenten reflection week 5

ìRemember not the events of the past, ?Ö the things of long ago consider not; ?Ö see, I am doing something new! ?Ö Now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? ?Ö In the desert I make a way, ?Ö in the wasteland, rivers.î (Isa. 43:16-20)

This section of Isaiah is where words of comfort and encouragement are given to Godís people. They will be in exile for their sins, but they are not to lose faith. God will restore them. That is the beauty of this passage.

It isnít that we are to forget completely what God has done. But all of those miracles in the past — Abraham and his sons, the freeing of the Israelites, parting of the Red Sea — all of that is nothing compared to what God is going to do! He says things will be bad, terrible, in fact, but, be prepared to watch him work and create and restore the likes of which you have never seen!

That is what makes the work of CFCA so exciting on a daily basis. We get to witness every single day Godís movement forward. Growing, creating, surprising and expanding His kingdom through the work of our sponsors and our sponsored friends. Look at the faces of the sponsored children and think, ìI am doing something new! Now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?î

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