STOP AND THINK – Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. (Carl Bard, Scottish theologian)

We sometimes wish that we could just start again. “If I could just do it all over,” we might say,” thinking we would do things differently and have success instead of failure. But, of course, we know we can’t go back. But, as Bard says, we can start again where we are now and, knowing what we know, see a new result.

I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please (Isaiah 46:10).