Our Father, as the evergreen

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Joseph

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

O Father, Thou art ever new,

And all is new in Thee;

We sing the new eternal song,

New praise we give to Thee.

All is new in Thee Abba Father

Amen

All old renewed


Anonymous

Thank you Lord you are a new God and we can be renewed every day!


Tina Cerda

Fort Worth, TX, United States

Each blessing Thou hast given us

Thy newness doth contain.

Thy covenant, Thy ways are new

And ever this remain!!

Amen, praise Him!


Vivienne

Charlottetown, PE, Canada

Oh Abba Father.. You are always new.... nothing last forever but only You are forever new.. Praise You Abba Father....


Alex

San Diego, California, United States

One new man!!


Tim Ou

Austin, Texas, United States

O Father, Thou art unchanging...ever fresh!


Esther P

Cerritos, CA, United States

Praise You Lord that in You we are a new creation! We have a new heart and a new spirit! Hallelujah! Thank You Lord for such a sweet gift!


Almer Bation

Cagayan De Oro City, Misamis Oriental, Philippines

O Father, Thou art unchanging,

Thou never hast grown old;

Thru countless ages, ever fresh,

Thy newness doth unfold.


Wendy P. Talip

Pagadian City, Zamboanga Del Sur, Philippines

O Thou art God, and Thou art “new”;

Without Thee all is worn,

But all with Thee is ever fresh,

Though many years have gone.


Joseph Long

Shanghai, China

Amen!!!! Our Father!!

Question: How can we remain in the freshness of the Lord while carrying out our repetitive tasks in our daily living?

Answer: First Thessalonians 5:17 says, "Unceasingly pray." To pray is not merely to bring many things to the Lord; it is to take the Lord in by calling on His name. Only the Lord Himself is fresh. Apart from Him we can never be fresh. In Hosea 14:8 Jehovah said, "I am like a green fir tree," indicating that He is evergreen, ever fresh, and ever new. Hymns, #16, which was composed based on Hosea 14:8, says, Our Father, as the evergreen, Thou art forever new; Thou art the ever living Lord, Thy freshness as the dew. O Father, Thou art unchanging, Thou never hast grown old; Thru countless ages, ever fresh, Thy newness doth unfold.

Every day and every moment we should contact the Lord so that we may be as new as He is. As soon as we cease contacting Him, we become old. We can easily become old; thus, we need to maintain our contact with the Lord.

Because God wants us to be a new creation, He must dispense Himself as the newness into our being to renew us. In the sixty-six books of the Bible, only one verse tells us that God is always new, like an evergreen. In Hosea 14:8 our God is likened to an evergreen tree, a green fir tree. Because He is evergreen, He Himself becomes the evergreen element. Now He is dispensing Himself into our being as such an element to renew us. I do have the sense that every day I am newer. I am not older; I am newer. I am not old, because I am being renewed. Something of God as the "evergreen tree" is being dispensed into my being.