Happy New Decade!

“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”
2 Corinthians 5:17

It’s a new year, and a new decade (depending when you start counting decades). Though it’s just another day, I like the idea of starting fresh with a new year. Sometimes we are haunted by the past, and feel limited by past failures. We may look at the present and feel powerless, discouraged, or worried.

But in Christ, there is always hope, and life. Our past doesn’t have to determine our future. And Jesus is Lord of the present, as well as the past and future.

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”
John 14:27