The New Year is a new beginning. Like every new day, it brings with it the promise and hope for better things. It is already a blessing to be celebrating the new year.
In the beginning, there was nothing – just the great abyss and the darkness. There is no reason why things should exist, except that God created the heavens and the earth. And because something came into being, everything else came to be.
In the beginning, I was just a gleam in my parents’ eyes. And through God’s continuing work of creation, I came to be. There is no compelling reason why I should be born. The universe would still exist, even if I did not come to be, except that God fashioned me in my mother’s womb. And because I am alive, everything is possible.
Every ending is also a beginning. The end of day is an announcement of the dawn of a new one. Pain, defeat, failures – they are the beginning of a new chapter in people’s lives. Moments of joy and happiness may be the turning point or new beginning in many lives.
Therefore, we should always welcome and encourages all beginnings.
Beginnings are like bridges. Sometimes, we clearly see what is on the other side. At other times, it all foggy and hazy and we do not know what awaits us once we cross. But unless we cross a bridge, we will never know nor find out what is on the other side.
Thereforem never be timid nor afraid of crossing bridges.