Here I sit, two days after Easter. He is risen! Amen! I have not forgotten and yet my life seems to pull me into the same old, same old routine. Does the news of Easter change us? Do we look at the world differently? Are we challenged and made new? I want to be. I want to carry the joy of Easter with me every day. I want to smile at my neighbor, lend a hand where there is need, love my family and share the good news of Jesus and the grace He has given us. Reality...I am human. I will have those days of low energy, no motivation, loneliness and weariness. I know this to be true, but I also know the Truth. Jesus died for us. He gave His life that we may have new life and have it abundantly. I will not forget, and when I am down, I will look up, for I know He is with me. Wherever you are on your journey through life, may you never forget that you are loved. He makes all things new. All things, even you and me!
I very much enjoy the music of Andrew Peterson. His album "Resurrection Letters Vol: II" has slipped into my favorites. I want to share this song with you. It is called All Things New. You can listen to it and more at http://www.rhapsody.com/andrew-peterson .
You can check out Andrew Peterson at http://www.andrew-peterson.com
"Come broken and weary. Come battered and bruised. My Jesus makes all things new, all things new. Come lost and abandoned. Come blown by the wind. He’ll bring you back home again, home again. Rise up, oh you sleeper, awake, the light of the dawn is upon you. Rise up, oh you sleeper, awake, he makes all things new.
Come frozen with shame. Come burning with guilt. My Jesus, he loves you still, he loves you still. Rise up, oh you sleeper, awake, the light of the dawn is upon you. Rise up, oh you sleeper, awake, he makes all things new. The world was good, the world is fallen, the world will be redeemed, so hold on to the promise. The stories are true that Jesus makes all things new. The dawn is upon you. Rise up, oh you sleeper, awake, the light of the dawn is upon you. Rise up, oh you sleeper, awake, he makes all things new."