16 This is what the LORD says—
he who made a way through the sea,
a path through the mighty waters,
17 who drew out the chariots and horses,
the army and reinforcements together,
and they lay there, never to rise again,
extinguished, snuffed out like a wick:
18 “Forget the former things;
do not dwell on the past.
19 See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland.
20 The wild animals honor me,
the jackals and the owls,
because I provide water in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland,
to give drink to my people, my chosen,
21 the people I formed for myself
that they may proclaim my praise.
The new 4G phones, crowning of the next Superbowl champs, spring break… these are all things some of us may look forward to. As God’s people, we have even much greater things to anticipate! The “new thing” that God has planned for us is far better than the temporary thrill of that new gadget or our favorite team winning the Superbowl. According to this passage, it’s even greater than the Israelites walking through the Red Sea on dry land. Our King of glory is “doing a new thing”! There are new lives and new experiences that await us as His chosen people.
Responding to the Transmission:
Let’s spend some time thanking God for all that he’s done for us individually, as missional groups or campus fellowships, and as a church. Then let’s welcome these “new things” that God has for us with much hope and great expectation. Our God is an awesome God! Viens, Jésus, Viens! (Come, Jesus, come!)