Why do we like New Year’s Day so much?
It’s not just the new year either; it’s new weeks, new homes, newly organized offices… anything that gives us the feeling of a clean slate.
I think we inherently know that we mess things up and we love the opportunity to start from scratch. It’s like a reset button that clears our mistakes and allows us try to do better.
I came across these verses this morning and thought them appropriate for the start of another year:
“Return, O Israel, to the Lord your God, for your sins have brought you down. Bring your confessions, and return to the Lord. Say to him, ‘Forgive all our sins and graciously receive us, so that we may offer you our praises.'”
We come back. We ask for His grace as we begin again. We move forward in hope.