As the end of the year approaches, we may prepare for New Year's celebrations. We like to countdown the end of one year as we prepare for the fresh start of another year. While we may be getting ready to ring in the new year, the real "fresh start" and "new beginning" begins with the celebration of Christmas!
The new beginnings in our lives don't begin with the end or start of a new year. Instead, we can start anew through God's gift of Jesus Christ. It is through Jesus that we can find forgiveness! We can be redeemed! We can start fresh! We have sinned throughout the year and we will sin in the new year, but, with Jesus, we can accept God's grace and mercy. We can celebrate God's gift at Christmas and for eternity!
Get ready to celebrate your new beginning in Jesus Christ!
Thank You for the gift of Your Son. Help me to always celebrate the redemption that You have provided. In Jesus' name I pray, amen.