“Therefore, if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature; old things are passed away—behold, all things are become new.” II Corinthians 5:17
There was a time when I wished there could be
A land of new beginnings—
A place where I could enter in
And not be plagued by anything.
A place where no more guilt and shame
Would flood my depths of soul;
A place where past deeds and bad memories
Would never again take control.
Yet for years it seemed that this was only a dream—
This “land of new beginnings;”
So, with burdened heart I continued on
With only a sad song to sing.
“What might have been” or “What shouldn’t have been”
Were the lyrics of my song. . .
For within my conscience I felt so condemned
About all that I’d ever done wrong.
But, then one day God’s love shone through
Into my dark, sinful heart;
He told me that truly there was such a place
Where I could begin a new start.
“Where is this place?” I frantically asked
As I heard His loving words;
They seemed to me to be Good News—
Why, the best I ever had heard!
“This place is near,” came His gentle reply
As He drew me close beside,
“This place is within my loving arms—
A place where you can always hide.
“Within my love you’ll find that there’s
No remembrance of your sin. . .
For when my Son forgives and cleanses you,
Into this new life you’ll enter in.” Glory!
by Tom Smith