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A New Thing (Isaiah 43:16-21)

Rev. Derek Penwell

Rev. Derek Penwell

God isn’t saying that the past isn’t important. Quite to the contrary, what God is saying is that the only way to honor the past is to believe that God is moving with us into the future. If the church says that God can’t reenact the miracles of the past again in the present, the church believes in a different God from the one who worked in the lives of our forebears in the faith.

So the question is not, will God do a new thing among us, but rather, when God does what God has promised, will we have eyes capable of seeing it, minds capable of comprehending it, hearts capable of embracing it? Do we have a big enough imagination to dream the dreams God dreams?

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