Youth Digest – 12.31.19

Today is the day that most of us spend reflecting on the previous year. We think about the highs and the lows. We think about the wonderful memories we made. We even think about the mistakes that we made, sometimes.

Tomorrow is the first day of a new year, and with the first day of a new year comes the chance to start afresh. We look at this first day as a blank page. The possibilities are endless with this new blank page: we can be the person that we wanted to be the previous year, we can accomplish goals that we set out to accomplish but maybe didn’t quite fulfill, or we can finally stop procrastinating and start that project. This blank page is full of endless possibilities. Sometimes, this blank page is a fresh start; a new beginning from a past that you might want to forget.

One of the things I love about this image of a blank page, and the idea of a fresh start, is that we can have a blank page and a fresh start every day, with Jesus. We’re promised that He wipes away our past and He makes us new whenever we ask Him to; we are made new in Christ.

So as we begin this new year, and we start filling in this new blank page, I encourage you to let Christ fill in this new blank page in your life. Ask him what he wants you to do this year and pursue that goal.

Happy New year!


Tanya Karn