Isaiah 43:19 19 I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.
When babies are little the "firsts" seem to come one right after another. First time to roll over, first baby food, first steps... As children get older the "firsts" seem fewer and farther apart. I remember thinking there wouldn't be many more "firsts" when our son lost his first tooth. I was wrong. Yesterday, I went to a meeting of parents of high school seniors. We have plenty of firsts coming our way this year.
As I think about my own life and how many firsts there have been just this year - first local church appointment being the biggest and most recent - I see that God is constantly doing new things in my life, in the life of our congregation, and in our world. What new thing is God working in your life right now?