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Devotion – God’s Love is…A Fresh Start

“The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” John 1:29

So, it’s 2009 already? Where did 2008 go? Ah, another year, and another month with talk about making and breaking resolutions…. Yes, I said a month, because that is all it will last. Really, making resolutions is very similar to promising to God that we will read our Bible every day, pray, go to church, etc…. But we break our resolutions to God, too.

Why do we make resolutions that we break? Why do we make promises to God that we can’t keep? I can’t clearly answer the first one, but the latter is due to our sinful nature. Sin plagues us every day, whether it’s 2008 or 2009. It doesn’t matter that we have a FRESH START…sin is still there.

The difference, however, is that God’s LOVE is A FRESH START! The sins we commit, and the broken promises to God have been wiped clean! Through the body and blood of Jesus Christ, our slate is wiped clean and we are given A FRESH START! How cool is that?!

I love the start of a new year and the renewal and energy that comes with it! But even more than that, I am thankful for God’s LOVE, because he has given us A FRESH START each day! Think of every day in the same way you look at a new year; it’s a FRESH START from God because he LOVES us and desires for us to serve His purpose here on earth. 

Not only is today A FRESH START for 2009, but it’s A FRESH START from God, and one of the countless reasons we have to praise His name, love Him and tell others about our Risen Lord and Savior!

Prayer

Dear God, thank you for giving us A FRESH START in 2009 and in each new day! Thank you for the love you have poured out on us, even though we are undeserving. May we continue to praise your name and share your love in each day that you give us life!

Published January 12, 2009

About the author

Emily is an avid writer and blogger, who is passionate about sharing stories and experiences that provide opportunities for interaction, growth and deepening faith in Jesus. Emily serves as New Programming Coordinator for KINDLE (www.kindleservantleaders.org). She received her Bachelor of Arts in Theology and Dir. of Christian Education certificate from Concordia University Nebraska in 2008. Emily resides in Baltimore, MD, with her husband, Jack. You can connect with her at www.emilyphoenix.com.
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