The ballerina was too fat, there were too many children, and the battle scenes confused the audience. Over all, the Nutcracker Ballet was a failure.
Funny, today The Nutcracker celebrates its 113thbirthday. It’s produced regularly, especially during the Christmas season, because people love it.
Are you like The Nutcracker? Did you start out with a bad review? Does your life seem like a failure? Have you made mistakes beyond measure? Do your family and friends expect nothing from you but less than you did before?
Do not despair. The Nutcracker stood the test of time… and so can you. Get up. Put one foot in front of the other and start over. Why? Because you can, with God’s help, make something of your life
“On your feet now. Get started." (Deuteronomy 2:24a, MSG)
Prayer-Dear God of second chances, give us grace to start fresh again today, in Christ, Amen.