Genesis 1:3-5 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
NYE, New Year’s Eve, is there a better time than now to talk about beginnings? While many of you will not see the opening verses of the bible to be the original source of New Year’s resolutions allow me to point out a thing or two.
Tomorrow with be the first day of the New Year. There is a point of demarcation, the counting down of an end of time, a running out of time.
God separate the Light from the Darkness, night and day. Note that the evening or darkness is called out first, as if moving from darkness to light is the natural order of things. What is a New Year’s resolution if it is not a resolve to do better and cast off the mistakes of the past?
In this we resolve by force of will to change. Once of the noted anticipations of New Year’s resolutions is the failure in human resolve. It is inevitable as being human, we cannot help ourselves.
Now allow me to point out my last point and I believe it is the most important one to begin this next year. God said, “Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.”
God said, God saw and separated. There was no human resolve of will in moving from darkness into light. We somehow forget that and hope with no history of performance that sheer will is enough to change us.
“With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.” Matthew, Mark, and Luke agree.
You are running out of time.