New Beginings Featured
Something I've been thinking out recently is ‘new beginnings’.
A few years back we sailed on our little boat to Great Barrier Island. While we were there we had a kayak to get to and from the shore and to muck around in in the safe calm water. On our way home we towed it behind our sailing boat. Once we were out in the open sea the water got quite rough. Our boat was fine but every now and then a bit of water washed into the kayak. It happened over and over until it was dragging behind us and became very heavy. Eventually it started sinking. We cut it loose and our boat stabilised and picked up speed immediately. The funny thing is that we were reluctant to cut it loose because we'd had a lot of fun with it and didn't want to let it go, but we had to - it was holding us back and beginning to be dangerous.
Here we are at the beginning of a new year. Sometimes we hold onto things that are holding us back, perhaps things that we've held on to with affection or longing, thinking that once upon a time it was good, but the reality is that in the here and now it's holding us back. Is it time to cut some dead weight loose in your life? Could 2020 be the year for new beginnings?
Isaiah 43:18-19 say’s ‘Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.’