Take a moment. Imagine how dark, cold, and depressing winter might feel without the miracle of Christmas. Without the promise of a New Year. What if the winter season didn’t have holidays? What if the most wonderful time of year didn’t exist? What if you couldn’t receive God’s gift of a new beginning?
Winter, and life in general, would be bleak.
But we don’t have to wonder. Christmas is the most wonderful gift right in the middle of the darkest season. And not because we give gifts and decorate our homes. Not because of the music or cards or movies. But, because Jesus, the light of the world, was promised, born, and lived. He offers us a new beginning.
We often think about new beginnings in springtime, when the whole earth turns back to green and new growth is all around us. But God has given us the reminder of new beginnings throughout each year. New Year’s Day. Springtime and Summer. And Christmas. A birth and new beginning that changed the world.
Here are a few Bible verses about new beginnings, and how we can use them this moment to spur us to great things in our own lives, for the Glory of God, this New Year.
God has given us the greatest gift: a New Beginning through the birth, life, and death of Jesus Christ. We celebrate it right smack in the middle of the darkest time of year.
And amazingly, He offers it every year, every month, every week, and every day. You don’t have to wait for Christmas. But, it’s an amazing thing to celebrate, with lights that represent the light of the world, trees that stand for the cross, and gifts that remind us of the greatest gift of all.
Move forward with your gift of a new beginning and a new life, this Christmas and New Year.