In so many ways, a new year means nothing new. This new year will bring more diapers, more dishes, and more laundry. There will be more days added to a long strand of days that stretches back to the day I was born.
And yet, though nothing is changed today, change has happened along that strand. I was the infant; now I am the mother. I was the 10-year-old planning her wedding; now I am married. I was confident in my character; now I am constantly confronted with my own selfish humanity.
A New Years Day doesn't mark any great change for me; rather, it is a chance to look back over the years at how I have changed. How God has changed me. And how I can look ahead with complete confidence that He will complete the work He has begun in me.