As with most things in life, the attitude surrounding the New Year can, in fact, teach us a lot about our life with Christ. Scripture clearly states that with God, His mercies are new every morning. The beautiful reality of the life lived by the grace of God is that everyday is a fresh start. It does not matter what we did yesterday because with Christ, everyday we can look forward with expectations and the hope of greatness. We need not wait until December 31st to make a list of all the changes we wish to make, all the bad habits we wish to leave behind; we can give that list to Christ every morning and his grace is sufficient to wash it away and give us that fresh start we’ve been looking for.
Accept the gift of a new start not just on January 1st every year, but every single day that we wake up with God’s promise of new mercy, and a fresh start.