We seek and search for the “new thing” and the “new message”.
The Apostle John reminds us that sometimes, in fact often, there is nothing new. The message of God’s good news has changed. Jesus still challenges us to focus on loving. Love God Jesus says. Love your neighbor Jesus says. Love is the key that distinguishes the followers of Jesus the Messiah. There is no growth in hate. There is light and life in love.
It isn’t complicated and it isn’t new. God’s goal for us is unchanged. The only question is will we do what God wants?
“My dear friends, I’m not writing anything new here.” ~~Apostle John (1 John 2:7 The Message)