Monday, June 2, 2008

Jesus vs. Entropy

Revelation 21:5a
And he who was seated on the throne said, "Behold, I am making all things new."

Because of the fall (Gen. 3) we live in an environment overcome by entropy. Everywhere we look things are deteriorating. Cars need repair, houses too, even the human body is bound to this condition and we experience this to increasing degrees the older we get.

Yet in the midst of this fallen world there exist glimmers of newness, of unfading glory, ever free from our current bondage to decay. This magnificent glory, perfect in the presence of Him who makes all things new will one day be an absolute reality. I am thankful that even here in the midst of darkness we're given glimpses of His making all things new. I see evidences of this as I behold Him making many things new right in front of me. Almost as if He had said, "Watch this."

He seems to enjoy His work. We too enjoy it as He takes sinners and picks them up, cleans them off, fills them with grace which was previously non-existent.  I've seen Him making friends and family new. A dad is made new as he does not follow in his father's abusive behavior and lovingly engages in relationship with his son. A mom is made new and miraculously becomes the mother she never had as she teaches, nurtures, and adores her child. A lustful eye is replaced by one that hungers rather for the pages of Scripture than for other previously desired pages. A thirst is now quenched at the fountain of living waters which before only ever tried to be quenched at the bottom of a bottle. A want is deeply satisfied with the treasure hidden in a field which had only ever really been interested in dollar signs.

You see He makes things new. And He gives us these gracious evidences as collateral on the promise that one day He will truly make ALL things new. One day, at His arrangement, there will be no more tears, no more pain, no more loss, and no more entropy.


Amanda said...

Thank you for this; it really spoke to me today. :)

Unbreakable Joy said...

Thanks. I'm grateful that you were spoken to.

John said...

Beautiful post.

Steve Spray said...

This is very well written. Thanks for such a good reminder.

Unbreakable Joy said...

Thanks John and Steve.