September 27, 2010

Fresh Start

What would you give for a fresh start in life?

Perhaps your dream career has become a Stephen King nightmare.

Maybe all your life you’ve wanted to be something, but now you wish you’d been more specific.

Could it be, God forbid, that, like my precious daughter, you’ve come down with that dreaded “C” word, and in the midst of your teeth-grinding radiation and chemo treatments, your longtime husband left you with two teenagers?

Remember those cheap little writing tablets with the plastic cover sheets?  When you’d scribbled your most intimate thoughts on it, you just yanked up the plastic page, and – voila! – a fresh, clean sheet!  Would it be sweet to do that with your life?

There’s one sure way to do it, validated by millions of transformed lives during the last 2,000 years.

“Anyone united with the Messiah (Jesus Christ) gets a fresh start, is created new.  The old life is gone, a new life burgeons.”

Is it time for you to split the sheets?