Gone Coastal

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

New Year's Revolution

I don't know about any of you, but I've never been big on resolutions. Building up to the one big day of the year when you should suddenly be able to conquer your bad habits, and establish all the good ones you've been lacking. What is it about changing over to a new calendar that makes people put all that pressure on themselves?
But it's hard to avoid at least thinking about what you'd like to do, and what you wish you'd done in the past year, and in thinking of it this year I was reminded of a truth. If we've made a mess of things today, we don't have to wait until next year to start fresh. We've got a God who is faithful, even when we're not, and we can come to him to clean our slate, and give us strength to move through the consequences and try again. His mercies are new every morning.
So, I propose that rather than thinking of this as just the one day to start a new year, think of it as the first (now the fourth) of a whole year of new days. Have a Happy New Day's Year.


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