Isaiah 65:17-25; 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13

God isn't finished creating and that's incredibly good news!  Often Christians have acted that God created in the past, humans "messed things up" and the only thing left is to discard what was once "good" in favour of "heaven."  But this is not Christianity, nor is it biblical!  God continues to mediate "new creation" in and through people; signaled, of course, by the New Creation that is Christ's mighty Resurrection.  Why this is so important for our daily lives and for our cooperation in God's mission is the theme of Fr. Allen's sermon.