New Start? - New Life!
Stuff happens! Life's like that! Get over it! Words like that are no help to someone who is experiencing difficult.
But what about when a person is feeling that life has no purpose? It's then that questions like, "Is this all there is?", come to mind.
And questions keep on calling to be answered. But the New Testament of the Bible has these words:
"God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life," John 3'16.
How much does the promise of everlasting life have to do with a new start in life? The answer is "Everything".
First of all, the old ways don't provide peace. And having lived life according to your own choices you realise you have made some bad ones. Perhaps some very bad ones.
These may result in shame, guilt, disappointment, dissatisfaction and hopelessness hover around every day. Perhaps you feel that you don't deserve a new life.
However, those New Testament words go on to say:
"For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved," John 3'17.
Saved? - Yes, saved! From the consequences of all the old things. Does any person that? The fact is, no one actually deserves the chance of a new life because, it cannot be deserved.
Nevertheless, God offers a new life and a new start. And it's FREE! How does He do that? He does it through the dedication of one man who came to earth to achieve it, Jesus.
When He completed it He was killed, by being crucified on a cross. His death paid a price so that every sin and wrong thing (which is basically against God) could be forgiven and erradicated.
He lived a perfect life in our place. That means, you can leave your past behind and receive the power that God offers - and live a new life. Only He can make this offer
It's life-changing. It's different. It's Gof'd love and power.