For various reasons, I am always a bit nervous whenever I encounter something new or have to do something I have never done before -- whether it is starting a new project, speaking publicly, filling a new position, moving to a new city or country, starting a new job, beginning a new season in life. The sense of excitement/anticipation, along with the butterflies, at the beginning of a New Year is no different except . . . There is the reassuring promise that God's unfailing new mercies will be attached to each one of the year's 365 days. And because of that I can confidently say, "new day . . . new mercies." Bless the living God!