Scripture for today: 2 Corinthians 9:17
Holli and I live in a subdivision on the south side of Cartersville. Our house is on a hill. Due to the location, every morning we are able to look to the east and see the sunrise through a window just above the front door of our home.
It’s not just the beauty of the sunrise that speaks to me, but the fact that the rising sun marks the beginning of a new day. We are three weeks into 2020. The new year and a new day says several things to us.
First, the new year and a new day reminds us that yesterday is gone. It is literally a new day and there is no need carrying the mistakes of yesterday into a new day.
Second, the new year and the new day reminds us of new opportunities. The mistakes of yesterday are gone as the earth revolves. So leave them there.
Third, the new year and the new day remind us that we can have a new start. The apostle Paul said, “Therefore if any man be in Christ he is a new creature; behold all things are new” (2 Cor. 5:17).
I am an LSU fan and as I type this I’m reminded of LSU’s head coach, Ed Orgeron. He was head coach at Ole Miss years ago and was fired. But a couple of years ago, Joe Aleva, LSU’s athletic director at the time, gave Orgeron a second chance and he has made the best of it in winning the national championship.
Maybe you need a second chance. Maybe you need to give someone a second chance. Every day I get to watch the sun rise on a new day. By God’s grace, set the past aside and move forward.
Gregg Potts is a writer and minister in Bartow County.