I have seen all of my grandchildren being born. I have watched each one of them take their very first breath outside of their mother’s body. After each baby was born, their mother held them close and told them how much she loved them.
The last Sunday in 1991, I decided to follow Jesus as my Lord and Savior. When I obeyed God’s Word, I took my first breath as a new person in Jesus. I was close to God and knew that He loved me and had forgiven me.
In our Bible verses for today, Isaiah talks about God’s kindness. Then he talks about “celebration clothes” in verse 3. I want to encourage you on this last day of 2016 to put on your “celebration clothes.” Celebrate because Jesus died for you, rose from the dead and will someday return to take you to live with Him forever. That is the best reason to celebrate!
Celebrate your new life today! Make 2017 a year of service and thanksgiving to God!