John 1:1-10 quoted below, the verses begin with “In the beginning…” We know that John being led by God is speaking of a “beginning” that was before the “beginning” of any sign of our universe, our world, and our lives. It is the beginning before time, a beginning, which to our finite minds is incomprehensible. It tells us “The Word,” [The Preincarnate Jesus] was there.
As we start a new beginning, (a New Year and the “beginning” of a New Decade,) I want us to reflect on another “beginning.” I think we ought to consider our new birth beginning, the time God instilled into our hearts a new thought and a new song. On that day you became a new creature.
As Christian’s, you and I became “new” when we accepted Jesus the Christ as our personal Saviour. In our reflection, we as individuals need to look at what we as Christians have done in His name.
Our Salvation should reflect our love for Jesus. In that love lies “our work.” Our love for Jesus should be demonstrated by a work of service, a work within “our new beginning.”
If you cannot say, “Lord, I have done good works for you,” then purpose in your heart to proceed with a new “beginning” in this New Year and this New Decade to follow and keep His commandments.
Be the best you can be, and know within your heart that you are a servant of God. Do all you can this New Year; but also in this decade, and the next decades.
Bro. John R. E Chastain