You crown the year with Your goodness, and Your paths drip with abundance. Psalm 65:11
The Bible uses the word “year” more than 700 times, beginning in Genesis 1, where God established the sun and moon to “be for signs and seasons, and for days and years” (verse 14). God created the world as a sphere, which rotates on its axis every 24 hours and revolves around the sun every 365 days—ensuring we have an endless supply of new beginnings.
A new year can signal a new you. It provides an opportunity for fresh starts.
The psalmist recognized this when he praised God for crowning the year with goodness and abundance. Psalm 65, attributed to David, overflows with thanksgiving—for answered prayer (verse 2), for total forgiveness (verse 3), for God’s nearness (verse 4), and for His creative power in forming the mountains and seas (verses 5-7). And in verse 8 he said, “Where morning dawns, where evening fades, you call forth songs of joy” (NIV).
As we begin a new year, remember that a new you begins with praising God for His new beginnings. He has so much in store for us! How could we not thank Him?
The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year, but rather that we should have a new soul. G. K. Chesterton