God is doing a new thing. You don’t have to remember former things of your life, neither do you need to dwell on
them. A new thing will bring a totally new life for you. It is time to let go of our old life. It’s important that we
should yield and surrender our life to Christ to experience fully the abundance of life.
The Red Sea miracle during the Exodus was the greatest miracle that has ever happened in the history of
mankind. However, God is doing a new thing that is so big that you don’t even have to remember the former
things. Although it is immediately referring to the return of the people of Israel to their motherland from exile,
eventually God is pointing to Christ. All the miracles and great stories point to one person, Jesus Christ. Christ is
the new thing God is doing.
God has accomplished it as Jesus Christ came. He came, died, resurrected, ascended to heaven and sent the
Holy Spirit. He lives in us. New thing, new covenant, and new creation took place in me as Jesus Christ came. God
promises in His steadfast love that He is making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. Wherever
Christ is, we will see a way in the wilderness. Streams will be made in the wasteland. Death will be devoured.
Sorrow will change its color to joy. Despair will be replaced by hope. People will drink living water instead of
poisonous water that destroys them.
Our life is filled with wilderness and wasteland. It might be me. It could be my family, my relationships, my friends,
my school, this society and nation. However, a new thing takes place where our Lord Jesus Christ is. It is His
promise that there will be a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. Trusting in His faithfulness takes
us to His promise. Meditating on His promise and applying that in the wilderness we know is called vision. We
envision the living water flowing through the life killing desert. We dream what Isaiah saw (Isaiah 35) in his vision:
the springs gushing forth in the wilderness, the parched ground becoming a pool, sorrow and mourning
disappearing and filling with joy and gladness.
Christ does something unthinkable. He moves the cause which lied in the past to the future. The cause has a
new master. The cause of our condition is for His work, glory, and blessing. The reason for my tears and pain
is for the work of God in future. In Christ, we have a totally new interpretation of our life in the past and
present. Now we are different people with different meaning on us. Isaiah speaks of what Christ would do for
us. ” To all who mourn in Israel, he will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of
mourning, festive praise instead of despair. In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the LORD
has planted for his own glory.” (Isaiah 61:3) And of course these exchanges were not free. God paid the price
of Christ that Jesus died on the cross.