Wednesday, August 16, 2006

A New Beginning!

There's something so...



There’s something so special about a sunrise, something that transcends the beauty of the deep, bright, alternate colors.... Something that goes beyond the breathtaking simplicity of each beam of sunlight as it breaks its way through the early-morning fog and shines onto our gazing eyes. There’s something incredible that fills our hearts as we stand and watch each drop of mist burn away and a new day begin. It’s a new beginning.

There’s something so amazing about a new-born child, something that can never be put into words. Something in those pure, trusting eyes, something about those perfectly formed little hands, as they reach out and grasp a hold of your finger. There’s something about the helplessness, the utter-dependence upon a greater strength, something so peaceful. It’s a new beginning.

There’s something so mind-boggling as we watch as tiny seed sprout and grow, slowly, surely, breaking its way through the hard soil and showing its first little leaf, soaking in newfound sunlight, newfound energy. There’s something about the first cracking of a rosebud, just as the earliest bit of color shows… there’s something that burns its way deep down into our heart as we watch it slowly open and for the first time display its full beauty. It’s a new beginning.

There’s something so far-fetched about a freshly hatched butterfly, with the almost ugly beauty of its short wrinkled wings. There’s something so awesome as we watch the wings unfold, expand, and flutter in the breeze, something so icy-fresh that our whole being tingles with the anticipation of a new, beautiful creature. It’s a new beginning.

And, you know, without new beginnings, we’d all die. There would be no new day, no new chance to try again, no new opportunity to trust, no new heart from above, no new life to live. Nothing. We would die a ghastly death, because we would realize so quickly how much every new breath of air means to us.

Yet, in this world all around us so many people have never tasted life. They have never felt the fresh air of mercy and grace upon the hot, dry desert of sin. They have never felt the icy-fresh waters of divine love upon their parched, cracked, and bleeding hearts. They have never felt the wonder of forgiveness, the comfort and beauty and sorrow of repentance, and the inexpressible joy of a heart cleansed, cleansed white, whiter than snow by the crimson blood of Jesus Christ. What shall we do!? Let us grasp them by the shoulders, let us pick up their hand, let us point their eyes towards their Savior and cry,
"Look! The New Beginning!"


These words are simple and true. We were nigh unto being destroyed, and God came in His mercy and rescued our wreched souls. With that in mind, do we ever look at the things around us? Do we look at our world like someone who just received life? I admit that don't very often, but when I do, David expressed how I feel perfectly. Thank Jesus we have can have a new beginning!


There's something so... ~David Boskovic
onewaypurpose.com
Used With Permission. (c) 2006 All Rights Reserved

4 comments:

Elizabeth Ellen Moore said...

Zac,
This is a great article. I am glad that God gives us new beginnings!

Matt A. said...

Hey Zac!

That is cool!

I am back now and plan on doing that tag tomorrow. :D

Ednella said...

Zac,

Thank you for the comment you left on my post "Little Things". It was a great blessing and encouragement to me :-) I'm blessed to have great readers that give feedback on each post.

Every Blessing in Christ,
~Nella

Matt A. said...

Thanks!

I LOVE football. My favorite pro teams are the Cowboys, Colts, and Steelers with Cowboys being my fav. My college teams are Ohio St. and Florida St. I like College Football better.

The Joke:

Q: You are riding a horse, to your left is a rock wall, to your right is a cliff. In front of you is an elephant and behind you, chasing you, is a cheetah. You can't turn left or right to get away and you obviously can't go ahead and outrun it. How do you get away from the cheetah?








A: Get off the Merry Go Round.


:D