This Is a Day of New Beginnings
-Brian Wren, 1978
©1983, 1987 Hope Publishing Co., Carol Stream, Ill. 60188

This is a day of new beginnings,
time to remember and move on,
time to believe what love is bringing,
laying to rest the pain that’s gone.
For by the life and death of Jesus,
love’s mighty Spirit, now as then,
can make for us a world of difference,
as faith and hope are born again.
Then let us, with the Spirit’s daring,
step from the past and leave behind
our disappointment, guilt, and grieving,
seeking new paths, and sure to find.
Christ is alive, and goes before us
to show and share what love can do.
This is a day of new beginnings;
our God is making all things new.

Thank you, God, for being a God of new beginnings. Thank you for being a God that makes all things new. May we live each day of 2019 in this wonderful, profound reality.

Happy New Year!