A New Start--by Kimberly B. Southall

Often we tend to think of certain times as being a new start for us or others. We think of each January 1st or each new school year as a new start. Or we think of moving to a new place or home as a new start. And that is all well and good. However, the best new start anyone can have is when he or she becomes a Christian. For when one becomes a Christian, he or she is truly a new creation!

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! --2 Corinthians 5:17 (NIV)

And even better, once one is a Christian, every moment of every day can also be a new start. Why? Because even when he or she sins, a Christian can still repent and be forgiven for the sin and receive another brand new start--anytime!

We should always be so thankful for every brand new start that we have because of Jesus. He already paid the price for our sins so that, if we are obedient to Him and follow the biblical plan of salvation, we can always have a brand new start!

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