My grace is enough for you.

2 Corinthians 12:9

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Then the one seated on the throne said, “Look! I’m making all things new.” He also said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” Then he said to me, “All is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will freely give water from the life-giving spring."

Revelation 21:5-6

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“I'm making all things new.” Those are words of grace when life is not going well and you are looking for a change. After you failed an exam, missed the soccer goal, or had a bad day, getting a new start is comforting.

Making all things new can also be terrifying. This time of year, seniors in high school or college are looking forward to graduation, but also anticipating life after school. It is exciting to think of what is to come, but also sad.

Life as you know it is changing, and it will never be the same. In order to embrace the new, you have to let go of what is old, and trust that God will be with you.

What in your life is being made new right now? What do you need to let go of in order to embrace that newness?

Susan Sytsma Bratt

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Creator God, open my hands to receive the new life and hope that you offer me today. Amen.

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“I do not at all understand the mystery of grace – only that it meets us where we are but does not leave us where it found us.”

Anne Lamott

Susan Sytsma Bratt

Susan Sytsma Bratt is the Associate Pastor at Northridge Presbyterian Church in Dallas, Texas. She drinks way too much coffee and loves exploring with her husband and their toddler, Emma.

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