“Even now this is beginning to happen.” 1 Kings 14:14
Most beginnings are unseen —
the seed germinating in the ground,
the repair of a muscle under the skin,
the cells of a new life forming in the womb.
We are often unaware of beginnings,
but they are happening all around us,
all the time.
New Year’s Day seems like a momentous event as we let go of a past and welcome a future. But, truly, New Year’s Day is just a day. We don’t receive the whole new year at once. All we get is 1/366th of it. Each day is a new beginning — each one a momentous event.
A prophecy was given in 1 Kings 14:14, foretelling of a time when God would uproot Israel and send her off into exile. The fulfillment of that prophecy wouldn’t come for another 300 years, yet, according to God, it was starting to happen, even then.
So when it seems like nothing is going on
and you’re stalled out in the middle of nowhere,
believe that there is a current moving below the surface
and, even now,
something is beginning