Sunday, December 29, 2013

Weekend Worship--A Beginning

Look, I am about to do something new; even now it is coming. Do you not see it? Indeed, I will make a way in the wilderness, rivers in the desert. Isaiah 43:19

I love New Year’s Day. Not because of the partying and hoopla, but because it marks an end . . . and a beginning. You see, by the time I get to the end of a year, no matter how many good things have happened, I feel dragged down by all the junk that has accumulated.

Those unfulfilled expectations.

The unrealized dreams (usually because I didn’t put in the necessary work). All the people I’ve let down and who’ve let me down.

By the time December gets here, I can generally pull up enough stuff to depress an elephant. And even worse, it’s never a stretch to blame myself for ninety-nine percent of the failures. But January first gives me the opportunity to start over, hopefully a little wiser than the year before. Wiser in my work, my finances, and especially my relationships.

That’s what God is all about, second chances and new beginnings. He makes a way for us . . . one way or another.

So as this New Year begins, join me in putting away the stuff from last year and resolve to begin again with a new year filled with hope and possibilities!


  1. Great reminder to keep my thinking focused on the right things and not the mistakes of the last year. Thanks and Happy New Year to you, Edie!

  2. Love that verse! Blessings and Happy New Year to you and your family.

  3. I too love that verse, and I really needed to hear it this morning. Thank you for sharing, Edie!

  4. Thanks for the reminder of what God is doing, Edie. He gave me that verse in the latter months of 2012 and I have it sticky noted to my desktop. But as things tend to do, it has been overlooked for months. I needed the reminder that God is working, even if I cannot see progress through earthly eyes. :)

  5. It's kind of refreshing like a cool shower in the midst of a heat wave.