In high school shop class I learned from Mr Tim Schnoeker to clean up after each part of a project so the next would have a clean start. In a new year many people are hoping for a clean start.
David had a need for more than a clean start, he needed a clean heart. “Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.” Psalm 51:10
To have a restart with God does not require a year’s wait, but simply requesting it the moment we find a mess. His creations are beautiful. -PB