Should the former things be forgotten?
Tonight is traditionally a time when Auld Lang Syne is played and sung at different points around the globe.
Each time I hear it performed, it seems to project a nostalgic sadness to the audience.
The sentiment might be, "The past is gone and oh, if we could just go back and recapture what we used to have."
I can certainly identify with that feeling.
Chances lost, opportunities wasted.
Friends and loved ones who are no longer living have deposited priceless memories into our hearts. If we could just go back….
While God surely wants us to remember the journey we have taken up to this point and acknowledge His faithfulness at every turn, we need to look ahead at what the future holds.
Our past failures have been forgiven. Dwelling on our mistakes can keep us from the path in front of us.
More suddenly than the dark clouds of an afternoon rainstorm can appear in the sky, bringing life-giving rain to the soil below, God can change any situation.
What is bad can change to good.
Wht is good can change to better.
What is better can become the best.
An old greeting used to be, "What’s new?"
This has been replaced with, "What’s up?"
As Christians, we should all look ahead each day to see "what’s new" with God.
Auld Lang Syne is about the old days and times gone by.
Maybe there should be a song about the new day that God is creating for us.
Don’t you want to celebrate what’s new?