18 Don’t remember the prior things;
don’t ponder ancient history.19 Look! I’m doing a new thing;
now it sprouts up; don’t you recognize it? I’m making a way in the desert, paths[a] in the wilderness.20 The beasts of the field, the jackals and ostriches, will honor me, because I have put water in the desert and streams in the wilderness to give water to my people, my chosen ones Isaiah 43:18-20
The OT reading today from the prophet tells how Israel was reminded to not dwell on the past ( their deliverance from tyranny and slavery at the hands of the Egyptians and the Babylonians), but God will bring a deliverance far greater and broader than what anyone could imagine – this was the foretelling of The Messiah , The Anointed One , and His victory over sin and death !! Our NT reading for today also speaks of this subject :
17 So then, if anyone is in Christ, that person is part of the new creation. The old things have gone away, and look, new things have arrived! 2 Corinthians 5:17
Let us pray together – Creating and loving God – Just as You delivered your chosen ones from the hands of their oppressors , we all have been saved by this new creation – the shackles and chains of sin and certain death have been overcome, once and for all, by the redeeming blood of Jesus. We are a grateful people , dear Lord. Thank you that you love us all so much !!! It is indeed in Jesus’ Name we pray. Amen.
Yours in Christ , Rollie