Magic Slate

You crown the year with your bounty.
                         —Psalm 65:11

Remember the Magic Slate? Most of us with gray hair or no hair got one for Christmas when we were kids.

We would write or draw on the Slate’s plastic sheet. Then, by peeling the sheet back, everything we’d written or drawn magically disappeared, and we started over on a blank page.

There’s no magic that wipes out the scribblings of the old year, but the New Year offers a new page, a new beginning, a new hope.

Don’t let the botched opportunities, regrets, and stumbles of the old rob you of the blessings, choices, and possibilities of the new. Get excited about the plans God has for you this year.

Peel back the plastic. There you go, a brand new page.

Let go of what was.
Embrace what is to be.

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