Is this 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?
How can the seasons of a planet
Mindlessly spinning round its sun
With just a human name and number
Say that some new thing has begun?
Yet thro' 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
Its 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.
~ Hymn # 342 - words and melody by Brian Wren
Who knew this was in the Hymnal? Its not sung often. The words are powerful and I feel stirred in my inner most soul after reading them. We cannot, by mere human will power, give ourselves a new beginning and start a new life. Human promises and intentions are as "ropes of sand". But when we surrender and allow God to be a work in us to will and do His good pleasure we are truly given a new beginning! We are restored and we can move forward boldly, excited to see what God has in store!