Why is it that the simple change of one digit (2010 to 2011) makes you feel like you get a fresh start? We don't feel this way when we go from 34 to 35 OR 65 to 66. This "fresh start" phenomenon doesn't occur when the calendar changes from July 31st to August 1st. It seems isolated to the changing of the year. Interesting, isn't it? Perhaps it is because there is something nice about the idea of getting a fresh start.
The thing is...we get to experience this "New Year" refreshment each day according to Scripture. Lamenations 3:23 says that "Great is His Faithfulness; His mercies begin afresh every morning." We get a fresh start each morning when we live life with God. I need to remember this.
posted by Bethany