Today we bring 2010 to a close and tomorrow we start 2011, a new year.
What happened to you in 2010?
You experienced many wonderful events in 2010, but you also suffered. You felt pain. You experienced loss. You watched dreams die. You felt more deeply what it means to live in a broken world.
What happened in 2010? Whatever hard things happened, they probably feel very big. Here’s the good news: JESUS IS BIGGER.
What will happen to you in 2011?
You will experience many joys and triumphs in 2011, but you will also suffer. You will experience unexpected pain and loss. For some of us the suffering will be significant. For some of us the suffering will be small. But, we will all have new experiences of suffering in the New Year.
What will happen in 2011? Whatever hard things will happen, they will feel big. Here’s the good news: JESUS IS BIGGER.
Good News for the New Year
The best news for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day is that Jesus is bigger than all our news. The bad news that came our way last year and the bad news that will come our way in the new year–Jesus is bigger than all of it.
Jesus is Bigger. Jesus is Bigger. Jesus is Bigger.
Jesus is Big. And Big Jesus sits on a Big throne. Big Jesus is also sovereign, wise, and good. From his Big throne Big Jesus is doing his job of showing himself to be bigger than all the sin, pain, and brokenness in our lives and in our world.
Big Jesus is a Big Redeemer. He never wastes our pain. He redeems every drop of it. Last year’s worst news is being redeemed, transformed, by Jesus. How can this be? Because Jesus is bigger. He’s bigger than your bad news, my bad news, the whole world’s bad news. He is so Big that he makes all things new.
And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Revelation 21:5
The best news for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day is that Jesus is bigger than all our news. This New Year, may you experience more deeply what it means to live in a world that’s being redeemed, a world that is governed by a Big Jesus. Happy New Year!
For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd,
and he will guide them to springs of living water,
and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes. Revelation 7:17