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The new year is always a promise of something new. New is always exciting don't you think? The last three years haven't been all that great for me. Yet, for some reason, this year, I am excited about having no other expectations than newness.
A new year, 2017, has come. This verse has often been a verse I see as a New Year verse because it is part of the chapter where God is referred to as "the beginning and the end." It is the chapter where John SEES everything new, "a new heaven and new earth," "a new Jerusalem." He even describes a new life with God where He will wipe away all of our tears and where there will be "no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away." Then we hit the verse which many of us hold on to tightly, "Behold, I am making all things NEW."
I think most of us are looking for a new beginning in this new year. At the end of the year, my husband and I made a difficult decision about something and we said, we won't look back and we won't try again, 2017 was to be a year of newness in our lives like never before. Why? Because it would be one lived without entanglements of any kind. We let go of everything that was making us unhappy even if it meant that there would be a redirection or albeit a redefining of who we would be.
Are you looking for a new beginning? Look to the One who makes all things new. Let's dedicate this year as a year of worship and finding ourselves and honoring ourselves and the path we have walked up until this point. Happy New Year friends.