Second chances
January 3 2003 by Tony W. Cartledge , BR Editor

Second chances | Friday, Jan. 3, 2003

Friday, Jan. 3, 2003

Second chances

By Tony W. Cartledge BR Editor

In the new year, when the calendar changes yet again ...

in the new year, when hopes are high for better days ...

in the new year, when resolutions are fresh and determination is resolute ...

in the new year, when falling short on those resolutions is as likely as writing last year's date on a check ...

in the new year, let us be thankful for grace.

For grace that reminds us, year by year, that our God is the God of second chances,

and third,

and fourth,

and more;

for grace that came to the earth with a hallelujah chorus and swirl of angel's wings;

for grace that comes to our hearts softly, never forcing entry, but always waiting.

In the new year, when yet another cleansing chance is written bold in the new numbers on our calendars,

Let us be thankful for love.

For love that forsook heaven's glory for human skin,

for love that broods over the bosom and bone of all who breathe.

In the new year, let us be thankful for hope.

For hope that puts failure behind and clings to the tomorrow,

for hope that trusts in mysteries beyond understanding,

for hope that leans into the winds of God's time

and says "Yes!"

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