“So what’s new?” A coworker ran that overused question by me one morning, not really expecting anything more than the normal, mumbled “not much” that we usually hear – or say – in response. That’s why my own half-hearted “not much” answer didn’t impress him at all.
Thinking I should really amend my reply, I added with genuine “oomph”: “Do you REALLY want to know what’s new? I have something awesome to share with you. It’s good news! God’s mercies and compassions are NEW this morning, just like they are every morning!”
That reply got a response from him that I didn’t expect; he quickly added, “…and so is His forgiveness.” My coworker went on to share a situation when he unexpectedly received very undeserved forgiveness from someone he wounded deeply; he also commented that he always asks God for forgiveness, and a good conversation followed.
“So what’s new?” I discovered that our reply can open doors to share more truth about God when we lay the foundation of expressing that His mercies and compassions are new. Try it!
“Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22,23