A NEW BEGINNING
“…if anyone is in Messiah, he is a new creation…”
READ: 2 Corinthians 5:12-21
Though the grace of God, endings are always beginnings for believers. The end of sin is the beginning of righteousness…the end of guilt is the beginning of freedom…the end of fear is the beginning of love. Jesus asks us to let our lives end – to lay to rest our will to do what we want – so that His will can begin anew within us. In exchange, He promises an ultimate end to all that has meant frustration and fear and dissatisfaction…and a new birth of hope, of faith, of love in our hearts.
AS YOU PRAY TONIGHT…in the glow of all the candles of Hanukkah, dedicate yourself anew to Jesus. Place in His scarred hands the joys and troubles and memories of the past – and let Him give you the promise and the possibilities, and the power of His presence in the new days ahead.
From: Devotions for Hanukkah, by Dr. Ben Alpert