Starting Over

Though nobody can go back and make a new beginning . . . Anyone can start over and make a new ending. (Chico Xavier, Brazilian philanthropist)

How many times have you wished you could just start over? You made a big mistake that ruined a project and there was no way to correct it. Maybe you didn’t measure twice before you made that one wrong cut. In many cases, however, as Xavier suggests, you can back up and start fresh. Take a new piece of wood, measure it more carefully, and then make your cut. Move on!

But the jar he was making did not turn out as he had hoped, so he crushed it into a lump of clay again and started over (Jeremiah 18:4).