When the Lord says, “I am doing a new thing,” He turns this whole “Genesis 3” world upside down: makes a way in the desert, streams in the wasteland, wild animals are tamed—He even brings life out of death! All this He brings about through Jesus, His suffering servant. All this He does for the sake of a people He has claimed as His own, so that they would with their very lives proclaim His praise.
A Steward’s Reflection: How does my life proclaim God’s praise? What “former things” do I need to let go of and leave behind? How will my life, by the power of His Spirit, declare His praise this week?