Imagine if there were no years. Day after day, life continued without an opportunity to hit reset.
Not every culture celebrates January 1st as the new year. Rosh Hashanah, the celebration of the Jewish New Year, is typically around September or October.
According to Jewish tradition, in the days following creation, God was yet to determine the fate of mankind. Many Jewish people believe that through quiet observance of each New Year, God is then moved to decide their fates for the following year.
King Solomon wrote in Ecclesiastes 11:8, “However many years anyone may live, let them enjoy them all.”
As you look forward to this new year, it may be a good time to embrace the Jewish concept of quiet introspection on God’s desire for your upcoming year.