As we dive into a brand-new year, there’s something universally uplifting about the idea of fresh starts. It’s like hitting the reset button on life, leaving behind what’s past, and embracing a clean slate. The beauty of this concept is mirrored in various cultures and religious traditions, and the Bible, too, has some powerful words on the matter.

Just check out Lamentations 3:22-23, which says, “God’s love and mercy? They’re like a daily renewal package—never-ending and utterly faithful.” It’s a reminder that every morning brings a chance for a fresh start.

And then there’s 2 Corinthians 5:17, serving up a nugget of wisdom: “In Christ, you’re a whole new creation—old stuff? Gone. New stuff? Here!” It’s like a spiritual makeover, showing that we can experience a profound transformation through faith.

The real value of these fresh starts isn’t just about setting resolutions or making changes for change’s sake. It’s about tapping into something greater—aligning ourselves with higher principles, seeking guidance, and embracing the chance to grow spiritually and personally. So here’s to a new year, a new beginning, and the exciting journey of unfolding chapters in our lives!

Therese Romano
AllWorship Program Director