Let’s begin again. As always, every beginning is in the middle of what has already happened. . . .
The new year is the appropriate time to remember that we have the opportunity to start again. The reset does not have to begin with our failure but rather with focusing on the God-given opportunities to begin again.
—Joy J. Moore, “Let’s Get Started . . . Again,” in The Upper Room Disciplines 2024: A Book of Daily Devotions (Upper Room Books, 2023)
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For everything there is a season and a time for every matter under heaven:
a time to be born and a time to die;
a time to plant and a time to pluck up what is planted;
a time to kill and a time to heal.
—Ecclesiastes 3:1-3 (NRSVUE)
Prayer for the Week
Creator God, enable us to move through the chaos into the new creation you alone have promised. Amen. —Prayer by Joy J. Moore
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(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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