Monday, October 27, 2014

NEW {day 27} :: renew

Over the past several months I have been inundated with ‘re’ words.  
When I read, when I pray, when I take a shower, when I sit in the preschool pick-up line…
're’ words keep coming to mind and I keep jotting them down and taking them in.

Here’s what I know about ‘re'.
It is a prefix indicating
The return to a previous condition
or
Repetition of an activity

And if we dig a little deeper we find…
word-forming element meaning "back to the original place; again, anew, once more," also with a sense of "undoing" 

The original place.
The original plan.
The original sin.

And all I know about God points me to the truth that he is a God of ‘RE’.
I believe it is the prefix of grace.
Redo
Redeem
Replace
Reset
Restart
Repair
Reward
Renew

And so when my friend Emily called last month and said that God kept giving her this word
Refresh
I knew it was a thread he was weaving through her heart and mine, drawing us together for some purpose…
something that had to do with us going back to that fresh new beginning called creation and allowing God to recreate something in our lives and in the lives of others.

We all feel so tired,
so burdened,
so old and worn out.

But new has been offered before and it is being offered again
always
over and over
forever and ever.

Those two small letters carry the promise that new doesn't just come around once.  

The water in that well won't run dry so each morning we can 
cup our hands, 
dip them deep, 
fill them full, 
and drink it in.

A new creation, newly created

every. single. day.

We are

     renewed.
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