This last weekend, I spoke to my own family and to men and their boys during a breakfast about Rosh Hashanah. It is the new start on the Jewish calendar.
And the season reminds me of the following:
Our new start spiritually in Christ.
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” – II Corinthians 5:17
Our new start in the seasons of the year.
“To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to gain, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to throw away; a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; a time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.” – Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
- The time of the year for garden harvest
- The time of the year for school and studying
- The time of the year for certain sports like football and cross country
Our new beginnings with various aspects of our lives
“Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” – Isaiah 43:19
- New schools
- New jobs
- New moves
- New trials that lead us in deeper trust and love toward God
In the end, everything will be new with God.
“Then He who sat on the throne said, ‘Behold, I make all things new.” – Revelation 21:5a
So I celebrated in Rosh Hashana style the goodness of God.