Dear all,

Welcome to a new semester in 2015! In this new semester, let’s have a new beginning in the Lord.

“Genesis 8:13 tells us that Noah returned to the land on the first day of the first month. He had a new start on the first day of the first month, a new start on the new land. Exodus 40:2, 17 tells us that the tabernacle was erected on the first day of the first month, another new start. Why didn’t God tell the people to raise up the tabernacle on the twenty-ninth day of the fourth month, but on the first day of the first month? It was for a new beginning.

Colossians 2:16-17 mentions that Christ is the new moon.The new moon signifies a new beginning with light in darkness. As such a new moon to us, Christ affords us a new beginning with light in this dark age. This is also what we experience and enjoy of Christ as our portion. In the process of our growth, again and again we need Christ to be our fresh start, our new beginning, which is signified by the new moon.

Let us come to the Lord and say, “Lord, I want a new beginning. I do not want to be the same as yesterday. I thank You, Lord, that in Your sovereignty and in Your economy, You offer us a new beginning every day of the year.”