Updated: Oct 7, 2019
“God the uncreated One the author of salvation. Wrote the laws of space and time and fashioned worlds to his design.” King Forevermore - Aaron Keyes/David Walker
From Creation to New Creation, Genesis to Regeneration, scripture is full of new beginnings. We have a God that loves to make new things, and we have a God that loves to make things new. It’s in His nature.
“All creatures of our God and King, lift up your voice and with us sing ‘oh praise Him!’” All Creatures of Our God and King - William Henry Draper/ St. Francis of Assisi
We see Him powerfully revealed in Genesis (the first beginning) as He sets in motion every good thing that we have ever seen, touched, or tasted.
“You make beautiful things, you make beautiful things out of the dust. You make beautiful things, you make beautiful things out of us.” Beautiful Things - Gungor
We see Him revealed as He crafts Himself a people from scratch, out of the dust and His own breath.
“Then man from the dust came reflecting all goodness, and beauty, and light, but he lowered his gaze as he listened to the face of low desires.” This My Soul - The Gray Havens
And after man fell to lesser loves than the love of their creator, we see our God’s work through years of transformation and restoration, turning Abram the pagan to Abraham the father of Israel, David the adulterous murderer to King David the man after God’s heart.
“Is anyone worthy? Is anyone whole? Is anyone able to break the seal and open the scroll? The Lion of Judah who conquered the grave, He is David's root and the Lamb who died to ransom the slave. From every people and tribe every nation and tongue. He has made us a kingdom and priests to God to reign with the Son.” Is He Worthy? -Andrew Peterson
Until finally our God renewed His people once and for all through the blood of His son Jesus Christ.
“And we were feeling new, as if everything sad came untrue” Jack and Jill Pt. 2 - The Gray Havens
Now we are being made into something different, something new, yet familiar. As we behold the glory of our God, we (who were made in His image) are being transformed into His image, from one degree of glory to another.
“Is all creation groaning? (It is.) Is a new creation coming? (It is). Is the glory of the Lord to be the light within our midst? (It is). Is it good that we remind ourselves of this? (It is)” Is He Worthy? -Andrew Peterson
We’re living in the remake of creation, and when it finally debuts it will be even better than the original.
That’s why we wait in eager longing for the full revealing of our God’s work all around us, inside of us and through us. That’s why the suffering of our present time is not worth comparing with that glory that is coming. That is why we sing.