While in Israel a few years back, I was baptized in the Jordan River. I had been baptized many years ago after making the decision to follow Christ. So why was I being baptized again? First, I wanted the experience of being baptized in the same river as Jesus. Secondly, I wanted the baptism to reflect my anticipation that God was about to do “a new thing” in my life.
Anticipation can be a good thing or a not so good thing, depending on your view. It can produce anxiety or excitement. In my case, the anticipation was the good kind. God was up to something.
Launching this blogsite and releasing our first book no doubt are part of the “new thing.” But I sense there is more to come. My hands are wide open.
Where are your hands? Wide open or shut tight? Finger by finger, may we let go of our clinched fists and open wide our hands to the One who can do a “new thing” in our lives.
Isaiah 43:19 tells us: “See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”