I have days when I want to go back in time. I would gladly go back to anytime before my son, David Glasser, who was a Phoenix Police Officer, was killed in the line of duty.
So much was lost when he died. So much has changed.
Do you ever want to go back?
God speaks to me – and to you – today through Isaiah when he says, “Forget the former things, do not dwell on the past. 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.” Isaiah 43: 18-19.
God is doing a new thing in my life and in your’s. He wants our eyes to be focused on today and tomorrow. The past is past.
I have been watching God do an entirely new thing in my life since my son was killed. God has a very different plan than I had for the rest of my life and he is gradually revealing it, one step at a time.
God is making a way in the wilderness that defined my life after Davey was killed. He is leading me to streams which feed my soul. He is guiding me out of the wasteland of grief and pain where I found myself 5 years ago.
The past is past. God wants my ‘now’ to count. He wants your ‘now’ to count.
He is doing a new thing.
Thank you, Abba Father.