God Grants New Beginnings, Over and Over!

Card-BeginningOne thing I truly love about approaching and going into a new year is the reminder that comes with it that God gives us new chances. No matter how badly I may have messed up the previous year, I get to start over in my service to him on January 1. I’ll be posting a couple of things over the next few days on that theme.

Here are the lyrics to a song by Michael Card. It speaks directly to that particular character of God that gives us new chances to serve him more purely.

The Beginning
— Michael Card (1989)

In the beginning was the beginning
And in it all began
All that they had was God and the garden
The woman and the man

Before creation learned to groan
The stars would dance and sing
Each moment was new, every feeling was fresh
For the creature king and queen

But deep in the heart of that beautiful garden
Forbidden truth was found
That they were deceived, disobeyed and were driven
From that holy ground

But beside the tree of disobedience
The tree of life did grow
The gift of its fruit and eternal beginning
But they would never know

The beginning will make all things new
New life belongs to Him
He hands us each new moment saying
My child begin again
My child begin again
You’re free to start again

This very moment is filled with His power
That we might start anew
To break us away from the past and the future
He does what He must do

And so the Alpha brings to us
This moment to commence
To live in the freedom of total forgiveness
With reckless confidence, with reckless confidence

The beginning will make all things new
New life belongs to Him
He hands us each new moment saying
My child, begin again
My child, begin again
You’re free to start again

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