Five minute Friday: Begin.
The beautiful thing about beginnings is that they often come from endings. You cannot begin writing a new page to your story of life without ending one first. You cannot enjoy the beginning of a new day without recognizing the end of yesterday.
To begin is to start over, to create something new. Sometimes these beginnings are scary and terrifying, but they are often beautiful.
Today I woke up and spent some time with God. The world has seemed cold lately, with pain everywhere I would look. But God reminded me that in the darkest times, I never left His arms. And with that revelation I can begin again. I can see His new mercies and joys today because today is new. Today is a beginning. Yesterday is gone, and we do not have to live in yesterday.
We cannot appreciate where we are without realizing where we've been. What has brought us to this new journey.
And sometimes these new beginnings are moments for us to see the beauty of God in creating something. Sometimes beginnings are just enough to thank God for today that is full of adventure.
Every adventure has a beginning. Where will it lead?
What is my beginning going to say today?