THE LAND OF BEGINNING AGAIN
Louise F. Tarkington authored the poem entitled as above. The first stanza goes like this: “I wish that there were some wonderful place in the Land of Beginning Again, where all our mistakes and all our heartaches and all of our poor selfish grief could be dropped like a shabby old coat at the door and never put on again.” How grateful Christians are that there really is such a place. Think again with me of Lamentations 3:22-23 where we are wonderfully informed that Father God’s love and mercies never fail…in fact, they are new every morning. Did you mess up today? Words of love and praise unspoken…promises broken…duties neglected that might have made such a difference to some lonely, struggling soul. Do not despair, there is a way…a place…a grace…to begin fresh. We’ll be there by morning…because every morning His mercies are brand new. This will be true for every morning of the year 2013 as God may choose to give those mornings to us! So…who’s with me? How about a brand new start!