In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God.
He existed in the beginning with God. (John 1:1-2)
Read: Genesis 1:1-3:24
Relate: The clock has ticked down. The ball has dropped. Cheers have gone up and, for those luckier than me, kisses have been exchanged. The old has gone away, a new year has begun…
I love New Years. I know, I know, every day is supposed to start a new year. You can begin a new life, make that change, become a better person any time. Yes. I know. It’s true. But there is something about the turning over of the calendar year that makes such an opportunity special. There is a newness, a freshness to January 1, 00:01 AM that literally screams with promise. There is just so much potential floating in the air…
So what do I do with it?
React: One of my favorite words in John 1:1 is “was”. Before anything begins: God.
He pre-existed time, creation, the universe, and this new year. Before any new starts, He is there. Before any truly new beginning can be made, He is there. In fact, it is only through His power that any of us can ever truly make a new start.
So, before you ambitious ones reading this early head off to bed, or before the rest of us begin our day, even before we take another step, lets just stop and pause and dedicate this new year to God. It is His already, we are just being given the opportunity to acknowledge the fact.
God, I give this day to You. This week, this month, this year.. they are all Yours. All of my past, all of my dreams and hopes for the future, all of my failures and successes, I lay them down. Let me begin today anew, in You.