In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. [Genesis 1:1-2]
The New Year’s parties are done and many of you are back to work or school. And with the work week resuming; 2012 seems to be a distant memory with 2013 in full swing. Now we are left to wonder what this new year will bring. A couple days ago we contemplated the ending of one year and dreamed dreams of what 2013 might bring. Now it is here.
For some 2013 can’t be any worse than 2012.
For some 2013 can’t possibly be any better than 2012…can it?
For some 2013 brings with it new challenges.
For some 2013 brings with it tremendous changes.
But one thing we can all agree on: Right now…2013 is formless and void. There’s no shape.
There’s no light.
We are simply sitting in an empty page; one yet to be written. A story is out there…somewhere. A plot yet unknown.
But in the midst of this unknown our Creator is hoovering. God is waiting to reveal the next pages in this new chapter. God is waiting to reveal the beauty that is your life. The Creator is over the surface of (and within) our lives. The Creator is hard at work and this Creator is faithful.
I imagine that the early days of this formless creation was a scary looking place, but in the hands of the Creator…not so much. It may seem scary looking into 2013 but God is a faithful and loving God. He has your hand; He has your future…secure. Through Jesus Christ that which is unknown becomes known and certain. 2013 maybe unknown, formless and void but our ultimate destiny is indeed known, formed and filled…through faith in Jesus.
God is hovering over and within this formless new year but that which is formless will become a beauty to behold. Such is your life in Jesus Christ. Let’s enter this new year with confidence that the Creator of the universe is our loving and grace-filled God; one who sent Jesus to give us a future. Let’s walk by faith and not by sight. Our Creator is hard at work.
Happy New Year!
The pastor -|—