Revelation 21:5 - I MAKE ALL THINGS NEW!

Revelation 21:5 (KJV) And he that sat upon 
the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. 
And he said unto me, Write: for these words are 
true and faithful.  


God is the Creator. The Bible begins with 
the majestic story of his creation of the 
universe, and it concludes with his creation of a new 
heaven and a new earth. This is a tremendous hope 
and encouragement for the believer. When we are 
with God, with our sins forgiven and our future 
secure, we will be like Christ. We will be made 
perfect like him. [Life Application SB] 


I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and 
the Last, the Beginning and the End. Revelation 
22:13 (NIV) 
   I'm sipping my first cup of coffee on the 
last day of the year. It's still dark, and I 
nudge the curtain to catch the first glimpse of 
light. It's an odd personal tradition, a secret 
I've kept until now - to watch the sunrise on 
both the last day and first day of the year. 
   My ritual started eighteen years ago. I 
was pregnant with my oldest and had been up 
early that New Year's Eve morning quite by 
accident. I was struck by the beauty of the sunrise 
when it occurred to me that this might be a 
wonderful way to commemorate this special time. I knew 
I'd be too tired to stay up to midnight, so I 
thought, I may not see the ball drop, but I'll watch 
it rise! 
   The Japanese have a word that means 
welcoming the first sunrise of the new year, 
hatsuhinode. I zipper my winter coat over my bathrobe, 
find my favorite hat and knitted mittens, and go 
to our side porch, which faces east. 
   The first hint of light gives shape to 
the darkness. From the sheer silence, it seems I 
am the only one awake. Perfect. Just God and 
me, and I'm taken by the mystery of it all - the 
passage of time and the challenges and blessings 
that will unfold in the days to come. My thoughts 
shift to loved ones. I pray for good fortune and 
health and then I let go of thinking. I lose myself 
in the holiness of the moment, the Alpha and 
the Omega, the First and the Last, the grace of 
God shining right now. 
   Heavenly Father, You are the beginning 
and the end, the Light of my life. I trust You 
with my days and I praise You for Your glory. 
Sabra Ciancanelli [Walking in Grace 2021 
Devotional by Guideposts and Zondervan] 

In the same way, after supper he took the 
cup, saying, "This is the new covenant in my 
blood, which is poured out for you." Luke 22:20 
   Getting new things - a new dress, a new 
piece of furniture, new car, new cellphone, new 
linens - is wonderful! I'm a big thrift shopper and 
welcome hand-me-downs, but I really enjoy new stuff. 
New things feel fresh, unsullied, exciting - 
with all the cache of being the latest and 
greatest. New is especially satisfying when I'm 
replacing something really old and icky and outdated. 
   Jesus is all about new. Among other 
things, He is the new covenant that does away with 
the old covenant and death penalty once and for 
all (Hebrews 8:13; 9:15). This is a breathtaking 
promise for those who believe. In Christ, we are 
also new creations - the old man is gone for good 
(2 Corinthians 5:17). Elsewhere in Scripture, 
Jesus's totally free, unconditional, and permanent 
newness is foretold. We're promised new beginnings, 
new hearts, new life, new strength. We're also 
told His mercies are new every morning. 
   This side of heaven, new things cost 
money. Sometimes a lot of money. However, all the 
newness Jesus offers us every day is completely 
free. For us, that is. But it cost our Savior His 
lifeblood, which He poured out for us willingly so that 
we could enjoy new life at no cost. Isabella 
   Faith Step: Are you holding onto 
something old and icky - some old sin or shame? 
Resolve to replace it with the pristine newness you 
have in Jesus! Discard an old item and replace it 
with something brand new to remind you of the 
newness available in Jesus. [Mornings With Jesus 
2021 Devotional by Guideposts and Zondervan] 


The Bread of Life
   And he took bread, gave thanks and broke 
it, and gave it to them, saying, "This is my 
body given for you; do this in remembrance of 
me." Luke 22:19, NIV. 
   They say that food is the fuel for life's 
engine. Life's motor simply won't run if you don't 
eat. Like most analogies, the "engine as life" 
analogy has a point at which it breaks down. For 
instance, I can park my car and turn the motor off for 
an extended period of time. I don't need to 
refuel it constantly. Much later I can restart the 
engine, and we are off and running again. You just 
can't park life. Well, that's not quite true. In 
the laboratory we can freeze specially treated 
cells at -196C (-321F) in liquid nitrogen and 
keep them indefinitely without having to feed 
them. Much later we can thaw the cells, and the 
life processes resume as if nothing had happened. 
But under normal conditions, every life-form has 
to eat to live.  
   In the Bible bread represents food, the 
energy for fueling life. The Hebrew word pronounced 
lekh'-em means "bread" or "food" interchangeably. The 
food that we eat our bodies will digest and 
process, turning it into the blood sugar glucose and 
amino acids and fatty acids that cells recognize 
as their food. And at the cellular level, the 
products of food digestion need to be constantly 
coming in at precisely regulated levels. An 
individual can go several hours to several days without 
food, but your cells can't. They must have a 
second-by-second supply if they are to live. Cut off their 
food supply, and cells will die within seconds or 
   The analogy of Jesus as the bread of life 
to maintain the spiritual life is incredibly 
significant. Just as I must sustain my physical life by 
eating or internalizing bread, so I preserve my 
spiritual life by partaking of or internalizing God, 
Jesus, and the Holy Spirit through daily prayer, by 
spending time deeply studying God's Word, and by 
being filled with the Holy Spirit. Without that 
moment-by-moment spiritual energy stream, we die spiritually. 
   In the wilderness God sent manna to teach 
the importance of daily dependence. It tasted 
sweet and obviously had excellent nutrition, 
because His people lived on it for 40 years. Every 
day it was there, but they had to collect it. 
How will you gather your manna for this day?  
   Lord, thank You for the miracle of the 
grain that feeds my body through the daily bread 
from Your hand. Feed my soul with a fresh 
infilling of Your Holy Spirit. May I live, body and 
soul, for You today. [God of Wonders by David 


Revelation 21:5 - I MAKE ALL THINGS NEW!


Isaiah 43:18, 19 - A New Thing.


Philippians 4:8 - Thoughts for the New Year.


Ecclesiastes 2:25 - JOY IN JESUS!



If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or 
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either 
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in 
hearing from you.  Thanks in advance and let's keep 
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred 


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