As disciples we are called to be apart of God’s “new thing”, as spoken of in Isaiah 43:18-19.
So the former things were these: an exodus, a covenant, a house and a people who love Him. Don’t forget them. These very events are the back story—or we could say, the prequel—to your life and mine. This is our story. But it is not a “choose your own ending” kind of story. God is now in Christ pulling off an immensely greater rendition of these same things: an exodus, a covenant, a house and a people who love Him.
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