So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!

2 Corinthians 5:17

A fresh start is something we think of throughout our lifetimes. Things seem to be going awry and we wish ‘it’ could be different – we can start new again. This passage allows me to think about just that; new beginnings.  I am an optimist, so when my life is challenging for so many different reasons, I love the idea of a reset. My house is disorganized? Tomorrow is a new day! I will start by organizing my bathroom and work from there. I am not happy about my health? Tomorrow I will begin walking once a day and making better eating choices. I feel disconnected from my faith, maybe from my church family? I can begin by starting my day with prayer or meditation. l will make sure I participate in our church zoom meetings and attend weekly services virtually, until it is safe for us to gather once again. Today is a new day – it is the perfect day to start over, IF we feel we need to. Change can be scary, but it can also be so good! Embrace the opportunity to improve an aspect of your life. I guarantee you will be happy that you did.

Thank you Lord for the gift of a new day. Thank you for blessing us with that unique ability to start fresh when we are ready for change. Please guide me as I embrace healthy change in my life. Amen.