Away With the Old
Christoph Friedrich Blumhardt

Today we are especially concerned about the dire social conditions and needs we see around us. There is a lot of talk about this. It’s amazing to think of how many people still dream of a world in which there is nothing but peace. Then I think, of course, they are right. But if the One who made the world and has our life in his hand is not acknowledged, if refuse to turn to him as the power we need for this, this dream is very much a fantasy. Nothing will come of it.

Apart from God we will not be able to do away with the discord in our hearts and which lies between us. Sick in mind and body, we have no hope of creating a healthy world. Inwardly and outwardly unclear and confused, torn by emotions and passions, we cannot form a society of truth and justice. Every time we honestly think about the human condition we cannot help but thirst for God, for the living God. For nothing ever gets solved without this God.

Patching up the old is no help – the old order must go! We need to devote our very lives in faith to the One who has come to lay the foundation for a new, glorious world.