Sunday, 18 January 2015

Beginning again

Louisa Fletcher Tarkington wrote this intriguing poem:

“I wish that there were some wonderful place

called the Land of Beginning Again,

Where all our mistakes, and all our heartaches,

And all of our poor selfish grief’s,

Could be dropped like a shabby old coat at the door,

And never be put on again.”

It touches on the powerful sentiment of Beginning again. There are many of us who would love to begin this year over again OR who may even just want to start afresh in our faith. The beauty of belonging to Christ, is that we don't have to search for the 'Land of Beginning Again' because we have a friend in Jesus - He is the person who allows us to begin again. 

Revelation 21: 5-7

5 He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”
6 He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life. 7 Those who are victorious will inherit all this, and I will be their God and they will be my children.

If you find yourself in the place of wanting to begin over again, why don't you stop for a second and pray - ask the Lord to help you to move from the past and to embrace a fresh start.

"The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall." -
Vince Lombardi
Living in Grace


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