Something New in 2021 2021年的新事
We are all experiencing something new in 2021: new president, new Covid vaccine, new opportunities, new fears, etc. Regardless of all these new things we are experiencing, let us look at what Jesus has to say about the ultimate newness that He has brought into this world.
“And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. For the old skins would burst from the pressure, spilling the wine and ruining the skins. New wine is stored in new wineskins so that both are preserved.”
Jesus is the new wine. Everything new we are experiencing is nothing compared to the new wine. They are all tasteless and unsatisfying. We must always look to Jesus and seek Him out to satisfy the deepest desire of our souls.
We are the new wineskin. We have been transformed into a new creation when we have received Christ in our lives. The old wineskin was cheap and broken. Our new wineskin is precious and strong. We must no longer live in sin and shame but with truth and courage.
We must live in our newness of life. In order for Jesus to work effectively in our lives, we have to embrace our new wineskin. We must remember that the old has gone and the new has come. We are not living for ourselves anymore but we are living for God. Let us all face this new year with boldness knowing that our eternal home is not in this world but the world to come.
～ Min. David Or 柯啟洋傳道～