“Do not call to mind the former things, or ponder things of the past. Behold, I will do something new… And He who sits on the throne said, ‘Behold, I am making all things new’” (Isaiah 43:18-19; Revelation 21:5).
From his prophet, to his Son, to his Eternal Kingdom the purposes of God are always oriented to the future and not a recovery of the past. While this seems to be a common sense observation many are held hostage to the past by the earthly inclinations of sentimentality and nostalgia. Faith requires of us an intentional forward leaning into His unknown, unfamiliar, but certain future.