A New Start: Part 2

A new year is upon us. For many of us around the world this means different things; for some it is exciting and readily accepted, for others it’s scary, the future so uncertain, and for some it will hardly make an impact on the day to day life they have grown accustomed to.

Whatever the case may be for you, I encourage you to pause for 15 minutes to look back on 2018 and remember how you got to this point.

Even if this past year has been an uphill battle, you’re still here with the rest of us watching the sun fall below the horizon. When you consider how much has happened this past year, it is a miracle we are all standing here.

Now that we have said our last farewell to 2018, it is time to look to the future filled with new beginnings. Many people have started the year with New Years resolutions, some that will be kept, and others that will be forgotten by February.

For every new year, people put a pressure on the change that will come, the next year of triumphs and failures, but really, new beginnings should be something we look forward to every day. We have the ability to sing and laugh and cry every day and we should, not just as one year fades into another.

The dawn of every new day should feel like New Year’s, with the excitement that we have so much potential, the fear and uncertainty for the coming day, and the thankfulness for a new day to be alive. We are given the chance to hit reset and have a clean slate every day, but so many treat New Year’s as that great reset. We must not forget that with God among us, we have grace and forgiveness and companionship every waking moment of our lives. So as the sun rises each day in this new year, give thanks that we have not only a new year, but a new day with God but our side. 

“And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.”

1 John 4:16 NIV

Henry Gomez is currently a freshman computer science major at Tarrant County College. He has been with Enspire productions for two years.

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