FROM THE PULPIT: A new year brings a fresh start

Published: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 03:23 PM.

New opportunities.

But why do we wait until the new year for these things to take place? Every day is a new beginning. Yesterday is past and today awaits with untold possibilities.

When each new day is viewed as a new beginning, the hurts, pains and uncertainties of yesterday can be let go. Anticipation for the new day can swell to great expectations.

Remember what the scriptures say about forgiveness: Forgive not seven times, but 70 times seven.

Remember what the scriptures say about worrying: do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries.

A new year is here with new possibilities, yes. But remember to start each day given to you by God while being very much aware of the new possibilities the day promises.

The Rev. Mark Broadhead is Laurel Hill Presbyterian Church and First Presbyterian Church of Crestview’s pastor.

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