God is Doing a New Thing
In our Scripture passage this week we hear the prophet Isaiah speaking on behalf of God. God asks:
"I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?"
Put another way, God is saying, "Are you staying awake? Look with more than your eyes! Sense with your intuition. I am doing a new thing in your midst. Stay attentive."
Have you ever felt like you were at the end of your rope and you couldn't possibly see a way forward? Look again, God is about to do a new thing.
Have you ever felt like the routine of faith was stale? Look again, God is about to do a new thing.
Have you ever had decisions in front of you that seemed impossible to make? Look closely, God is doing a new thing in your life.
The prophet Isaiah reminds us that when it seems like there is nothing left, God is still on the move making a way out of the wildernesses. Take heart, God is awake in our lives moving and doing a new thing!