Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happiest of New Years to You!

On New Year's Day I always think of a poem I memorized in grade school... it is amazing what lodges in our hearts at young ages and effects us for life!
Here it is as close as I can remember it, I can't recall the author.
I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year.
"Give me a light, that I may tread safely into the unknown."
He said to me, "Put your hand into the hand of God.
That will be to you better than light
And safer than a known way."
"Happy New Year" is actually quite a light wish, most often casually spoken. True fulfillment is sometimes quite elusive.
Ephesians 2:4-7 says:
"But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in sins, made us alive together with Christ (By grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus."
Look at what God has accomplished for us to walk in if we choose to... what richness comes to us in Christ! Notice how the word "together" is used over and over and consider what is in God's heart.
This is our "Happy New Year!" from God. Let's accept it - take it!

1 comment:

Em said...


I just wanted to pop over here and tell you thanks for all the encouraging words you leave on my blog. I always love to hear what you have to say!

I noticed that you finished "A Severe Mercy". I don't know if you've seen my post on that book or not? I LOVE that book.

Have a great day!