Beginnings

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The sun comes up everyday, whether we see it or not, and with it comes the rise of a new day. Life breaths again.  Dawn refreshes us with “beginning”. But what is a beginning?

An online dictionary states:

  1. a start; commencement
  2. a first, early start or stage
  3. the place where or time when something starts
  4. an origin; source

I like the idea of something starting, the origin or source of “whatever” is beginning.

The concept of beginning is a wonderful thing.

Each day a reminder that life can begin again.  Yesterdays life was for yesterday, today is poised with potential.   But I must confess that I bring yesterdays drab into today.  Somedays use up all my energy, will and faith; leaving me empty and drawn.  I bring my emptiness into the new beginning.  This doesn’t work.  It is much like wiping a dirty window with a dirty rag. The dirt from the rag and the dirt on the window smears all over with a fresh mess.

When I was younger I used to dream blissfully that with a new day, a new beginning, life would better, things would be better, I would be better.  Life has taught me a different lesson.

Sometimes better doesn’t come with the new day.

But beginning always does!

So maybe I should ask myself the question, “What can begin in me again today?”

 

“He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being instructed.”  Isaiah 50:4 (NIV)

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