Last night's celebration was for some a celebration of a year filled with success and happiness--for others it was a celebration of new beginnings. Relief of turning the calendar page and ending a less than productive or happy year and hope for a better year to come was the theme for the night. As long as there is a glimmer of hope for a brighter tomorrow, bearing the calamity of today seems possible.
Turning that calendar page signifies the opportunity to start again--a new beginning---second chance. We turn the page and close out what had not lived up to our expectations and start again with a clean slate with the renewed hope of a better outcome.
I am thankful for second chances---do overs---try agains. We serve a God who allows us Second Chances over and over. A God who realizes we are human---not perfect---prone to mistakes---tempted by sin---AND He gives us the opportunity to start anew. Over and over when we fail--when we falter--when we lose our way---He allows us to begin again.
He gives us tomorrow---another day on the calendar and a clean slate. All we have to do is ask Him--and we are allowed to start over--begin again- seeking the goal of drawing neigh unto Him.
NEW YEAR BLESSINGS, DEAR FRIENDS!
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”
2 Corinthians 5:17