Imagine a zipper on a bag. You go to zip it but it gets stuck right at the end. You pull on it but it won’t budge. God says that’s you, that’s your life. As you try to close 2016 and zip it away, you’re still holding on to things that have happened in that year. You’re holding on to people who have hurt you, mistakes you’ve made, the past. God is saying look to your future. Enter in to 2017. Completely. Let go of the past. Zip it up. When you let go of last year, the old you, your big will zip shut. 2017 is new. A new bag unzipped.