Welcome 2008, we open the door on this new year with gladness and anticipation. What do you bring for us? What trials? What blessings? You are full of unanswered questions.
I love the fresh feeling of a new calendar - empty, with no scribbles, no engagements, no appointments. Just open space - it is full of hope and wonder.
But I am reminded that every day is new and fresh just like this one. For His mercies are new each morning and when I wake, my soul is cleansed from the sin of yesterday and the day ahead lies in my Master's hands. I am eternally grateful for His mercies which rest upon me each night and greet me each morning.
So, instead of greeting the new year with lists of things I ought to do, or dreams I want to accomplish, I will greet it with open arms. I do not know what God has planned, so I will simply take this year one mercy filled day at a time.
Yes, I'd like to be a "better" person at the end of 2008 and I'd like to see personal growth, but I'd rather be more committed to Him and be more in love with Him. And love is not something about which I can make a resolution. His love is bound to me with a tie that cannot be broken, not by the mistakes of yesterday or the struggles of tomorrow. His love is suspended beyond time and human frailty. And I will need all of eternity to comprehend how deep and wide is this love toward me.
May this be one year, 365 days, of pursuing His love, knowing love and living in love.