It's never too late for a Fresh Start
It's been awhile since I've written here, but it's never too late for a fresh start.
This is true for so much more than just a blog.
It's never too late to:
*Restart your Diet
*Strengthen your Family
*Go back to School
*Change your Perspective
*Read your Bible
*Chase after Jesus
Tomorrow marks the anniversary of Jesus Christ dying on the cross for each and everyone of us. Luke 32 through 43 reminds us that even as he lay dying Jesus asked the Father to forgive the ones who were killing him, but more importantly he told the criminal next to him it wasn't too late for a fresh start.
32 Two other men, both criminals, were also led out with him to be executed. 33 When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified him there, along with the criminals—one on his right, the other on his left. 34 Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.
35 The people stood watching, and the rulers even sneered at him. They said, “He saved others; let him save himself if he is God’s Messiah, the Chosen One.”
36 The soldiers also came up and mocked him. They offered him wine vinegar 37 and said, “If you are the king of the Jews, save yourself.”
38 There was a written notice above him, which read: this is the king of the jews.
39 One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: “Aren’t you the Messiah? Save yourself and us!”
40 But the other criminal rebuked him. “Don’t you fear God,” he said, “since you are under the same sentence? 41 We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong.”
42 Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.”
43 Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.”
What kind of fresh start do you need today? Are you ready to dedicate yourself to Jesus for the first time or rededicate yourself to pressing deeper into His teachings? His forgiveness knows no bounds.
It's never too late for a fresh start.