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    By Jean S. Horner
    The other day while walking down a corridor in a public building, I saw what appeared to be someone walking toward me. On coming closer, I found it was my own reflection in a huge mirror. For a moment it frightened me. Somehow a full-length reflection of one’s self is a startling thing. ...


 

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January 8, 2013 - A New Year Forever

By Beatrice Northcutt

"Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new" (2 Corinthians 5:17, KJV).

Another year has recently passed into the pages of history, and we're beginning the journey down the road of a new year filled with blank pages. We have no way of knowing what will be written on those pages, for only God knows the future.

But aren't you glad we can know God? People celebrate the new year in different ways. Many have parties with horns blowing, bells ringing, and other revelry. Resolutions are made, with few ever kept. But after all the celebration most people awaken with a headache to face the same problems they carried from the old year.

The above Scripture tells us how we can truly begin a year with complete peace. When we accept Christ as our Savior, God makes us into a new person. He sweeps out all the dirt and makes us new inside, and the most beautiful part is that He tosses all that dirt into the sea of forgetfulness never to be remembered against us anymore!

Psalm 103:12 tells us, "As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us." Now that is new! We are newborn babes in Christ, and there's nothing newer or more precious than that!

Just as babies go through the learning process to grow and learn to walk and talk, the newborn Christian experiences the wonders of fresh discoveries in Christ. Each day is an adventure into the depths of His love, quickened by the Holy Spirit imparting unspeakable joy to our hearts.

Would you like to truly celebrate a new year? If you don't know the Savior, then make this a new year that will last forever. Take Him into your heart and experience His newness each day. All the old things in your life you would like to forget will be gone, and He will give you clean pages to start your life with Him.

If you know Christ personally, make a fresh commitment to Him. Put Him first in all that you do, and fully enjoy all the things He gives us. David said in Psalm 119:90, "Thy faithfulness is unto all generations."

That includes you and me!

— Beatrice Northcutt lives in Independence, Kan.

 

 

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