We come to the end of another year and many of usually reminisce and reflect back on the year gone past. Often a roller-coaster of memories – some of good and others of bad, some of successes and others of failures, some of plenty and others of need and barrenness, etc. flood our minds and it is usually the tendency of the human mind to dwell on the things that have gone by.
With the start of another new year, what does the Scripture tell us to do? The Lord, our Holy One, the creator of the Church (Israel) and our King, who makes a way in the sea and a path in the mighty waters, says, “Remember not the former things, neither considers things of old. Look, he will do a new thing and it shall spring forth and he will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” (Isaiah 43:15-19)
Points to ponder:
With the arrival of another year, let us not dwell on the past … let us remember not the former things neither consider things of old, but let us instead rely on The Lord, the Holy One, our Creator and King to show us ways in the sea and paths in the mighty waters, to show us his way in the wilderness and his refreshing rivers in the parched deserts of our lives. Remember ye not the past … but Rely on the Lord for the present and the future.
Isaiah 43:15-19 (KJV)
15 I am the Lord, your Holy One, the creator of Israel, your King.
16 Thus saith the Lord, which maketh a way in the sea, and a path in the mighty waters;
17 Which bringeth forth the chariot and horse, the army and the power; they shall lie down together, they shall not rise: they are extinct, they are quenched as tow.
18 Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old.
19 Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.