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I started a new project tonite. I don’t want to say anything about what it is because I hope it will be a gift for someone who may (or may not!) read this blog and I don’t want to ruin the surprise.

There is something good and refreshing about starting something new. Even though the project is a decent amount of work and will take some time to finish, I like the beginning steps. I like knowing that I am creating something and if I just keep putting one foot in front of the other (so to speak) I will have made something meaningful.

I wonder if God feels that way whenever a new person is born. I mean, we have free will and so it’s not the same as my project (which has no will of its own), but I wonder if God has that same thrill of a new thing begun.

Or maybe God feels like that every time someone begins a relationship with Him – that would be the moment when God really begins to shape that persons life.

New things – whether they are ideas, projects, experiences, or new life – always make me think of Jesus saying to his mother “Look, I am making all things new.” Jesus was broken and bloodied and on his way to a painful death. And even then, he could see the newness in what was happening to the world through his death.

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