He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” (Revelation 21:5)
Thought for the day:
Ponder the poem written by Brian Wren in 1978 and put to music by Carlton Young in 1984, “This is the Day of New Beginnings.”
“This is a day of new beginnings, time to remember and move on, time to believe what love is bringing, laying to rest the pain that’s gone.
For by the life and death of Jesus, God’s mighty Spirit, now as then, can make for us a world of difference, as faith and hope are born again.
Then let us, with the Spirit’s daring, step from the past and leave behind our disappointment, guilt, and grieving, seeking new paths, and sure to find.
Christ is alive, and goes before us to show and share what love can do. This is a day of new beginnings; our God is making all things new.
In faith we’ll gather round the table to taste and share what love can do. This is a day of new beginnings; our God is making all things new.”
How fitting a song for this time in our lives! Today is the day when we can leave the hurt, the heartache, and helplessness behind. So great is the power of God’s love! That love offers us a new beginning where we can taste the love of God through others and we can share the love of God with others. When we attain that, we will have gone on to perfection (as John Wesley would say). Believe this also; such perfect love is possible in this lifetime. Rejoice and be a part of it. This is our day of new beginnings, let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Prayer for the day:
Gracious God, this is my day of new beginnings, let me rejoice and be glad in it. Amen.