2019 is in the past and a new year lies ahead. God offers a new beginning, a fresh start, today and every day. As 2019 drew to a close, you may have enjoyed meals with family and friends in holiday celebration. Plates cleared from the table were an unappealing mix of cold, half eaten food scraps that were headed for the sink or dishwasher for cleaning. You’d never think of putting the messy plate back on the shelf to be used for your next meal! In the same way, view last year as the plate that’s been washed clean. You’re starting the new year with a new beginning, a fresh start, a CLEAN plate.
One year has come to an end. Another has begun. Whether your year was rich and rewarding or difficult, a new year is a great time for a fresh start. Life can be understood by looking back, but can only be lived by moving forward.