New Things Are Not Just for New Year’s

*Posted by Barry Creamer

God reveals in nature that things start over:

Winter trees spring to blossom.
Buried seeds emerge to life.
Dark nights break to dawn.
Storms yield to calm.
Droughts run to rain.
Sleep and wake submit to each other in turn.

Through nature, people learn that they can start over:

Every millennium, decade, century, year, month, week, day, hour, and minute people re-count.
o e.g., 1999 precedes 2000 and 2001, not 199a and 199b (for fans of hex).
o e.g., Saturday (day 7) precedes Sunday (day 1), not Auchtenday (day 8, in
Every seven years (as the claim goes) people re-form.
Every New Year people re-solve.
Every new day people re-wake.

God reveals in scripture that people are rightthey can start over:

For his anger endures but a moment; in his favor is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning (Psalm 30:5).
It is of the Lords mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is your faithfulness (Lamentations 3:22-23).
Jesus answered and said unto him, Truly, truly, I say unto you, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God (John 3:3).
Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believes in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live (John 11:25).

Perceptive empiricists everywhere ought to acknowledge that the only surprise in this world would be if there were no constantly renewed mercy, no new life in Christ, and no resurrection.

Everything reality has shaped into the human psyche says there is mercy, there is new life in Christ, and there is a resurrection.

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