Monday, February 27, 2012

A Brand New Life

Isn't it amazing how God transforms our lives and makes them new? We've had a whole lot of "new" in our house the past few days through the blessed gift of a new baby. Everything has changed. Every outlook I had on life is different now. Every moment takes on a greater meaning. I sit and watch my baby boy's mouth make it's funny frowns or it's slowly curling smiles (or is that gas? I choose to think he's smiling...) I praise God for the gift that he's given and think about what the future will hold for this little guy who loves to eat but needs to work on his sleeping habits. He is brand new. He has a completely blank slate in this world. Every option is open to him and now all he needs to do is walk out the path that the Lord has laid out before him. So many unknowns along the many questions. But the one thing that will be constant on his journey is the love of the Lord that will always be there as a guide and comfort in his life.

We are all faced with this same situation on a daily basis. Perhaps it's a little less dramatic than being a newborn baby and having your entire life in front of you, but nonetheless, we all have a new chance every day to start fresh.

Lamentations 3:22-23 says:

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
His mercies never come to an end;

they are new every morning;
great is Your faithfulness.

Whatever lies behind you and whatever lies in front of you, if you have put your trust and your life in Him, the Lord is going to be there every step of the way. He has new things beyond your imagination- even bigger than your shallow, current dreams.

Take a step into the new.