“Always Being Made New.”
In a moment of ecstasy, John of Patmos has a vision of a new creation … the world shining forth in a new glory. And he hears a voice from the throne of heaven saying, “See, I make all things new!” In the wonderful imagery of Revelation, we hear the resounding truth that creation is an ongoing act of God. All things, all life, the natural world and everything in it are continually in flux, continually being newly made. As we celebrate the Reformation, we remember pivotal events and new directions in the unfolding history of the church. But more so, we celebrate the truth that God reveals – semper reformanda ! – that the church, the people of God, indeed all creation is continually reforming, always being made new. In this light we look to the future with great hope and expectation, with a sense of confidence and boldness, that God is in the midst of the world, at work for the good in all things.