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New Starts

I love a new year, a fresh start, a chance to begin again, a clean slate. It is exciting to think of all the possibilities, to plan ahead and look forward to the future.  As I read the books about Jesus I see him constantly offering new starts to anyone, to everyone:

  •   To the lepers who were healed
  •   To the blind man who could now see
  •   To the lame who could now walk
  •   To those possessed by demons – an opportunity to be free
  •   To those who suffered at the hands of doctors – set free

The same offer applies to us today. Wwe can get weighed down by the pressures of this world, mental illness, anxiety, relationship breakdowns …. we could go on and on. The real challenge for all of us it to bring it to Jesus. And in some cases we might need to seek help from professionals. But I can’t help but be reminded of Matthew 11:28-30

28 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” … Jesus says his yoke is “easy

Will you have a new start this year?


Wonthaggi Baptist Church
Corner McBride Ave & Broome Cres, Wonthaggi Vic 3995 | Phone: 03 5672 4949 | Email:
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