[D]o not dwell on the past.
Despite Israel’s repeated rebellion, God, in loving mercy, said: “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. . . . I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions . . . and remembers your sins no more” (Is 43:18, 25).
And despite his previous persecution of Christians, the apostle Paul said: “Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus” (Phil 3:13–14).
Close the book on the old year. Open the book on a brand new one; 365 unsoiled pages to be scripted by you and God.
Today is the first page
of a 365-page book.