“I saw Heaven and earth new-created. Gone the first Heaven, gone the first earth, gone the sea.” Revelations 21:1
It’s the last day of the year, which means we must get out the new calendar and get ready for a new day. In reality, it is nothing more that—a new day—similar to every morning when we awaken. In our culture, partiers make a big deal out of New Year’s Eve. Times Square becomes a human parking lot with people hovering together to watch the big ball drop at the stroke of midnight. Some people celebrate too much and don’t remember much about the party. Perhaps they are trying to forget about the whole year they just experienced.
There seems to be a psychological boost when facing a new calendar without the squares filled in with appointments and deadlines. When I get my new calendar, I like to add pleasant happenings first, such as birthdays and anniversaries, so they don’t get lost in the clutter of responsibilities. I think God had that in mind when he created a new Heaven and Earth.
Dear God, thank you for allowing us to start over every day, not just New Year’s Day. Amen.
Thank you for spending your devotional year with me! Linda Gillis