It often makes us feel good to have a fresh start, move forward in a new direction and have hope that things will be better.
The beginning of the New Year is an incentive for resolutions to abound - often however not lasting longer than the end of January! We don’t always see things through and commitment and determination wane easily. Oh well there’s always next year...
New beginnings are not necessarily exciting though. They can be scary, unknown, unwanted, unexpected, unfamiliar, lonely. Life after the death of a spouse or the sudden loss of a job perhaps.
Life is full of changes and challenges, joys and sorrows. We have recently celebrated the birth of Emmanuel – God with us and willing to stay with us through those changes and challenges, joys and sorrows. If we invite him to.
A new beginning with God means we can have that fresh start, new direction and the assurance that things will be very much better with him by our side.
Plus his commitment to us will never wane.
How about that for a new beginning?
The Rev JULIE SHIMIZU
Life Community Baptist Church, Horsham
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