Sunday, January 1, 2017

A New Beginning

I like to think of the first day of every year as the beginning of a new adventure.  It is like an opportunity for everyone to become explorers into a great unknown.  It is like we can all be astronauts, making big leaps into the vast expanse of uncharted territory.

The greatest challenge we face, not unlike the one faced by all adventurers, is the decision of how to make of our voyage.  Are we going to embark on a boat of fear and anxiety, limited by the restrictions of our own meager power and confused by our own blurry vision? Or are we going to leave our own pitiful, self-made boat behind and finally board the ship the Most High has prepared for us, allowing the Light of His Presence to be the Lamp that guides our journey ahead?

Every first day of the year we face the same choice.  Are we going to hang on to our old ways of doing things? Or are we going to open our hearts, spirits, souls and minds to the The Word who "became flesh and made his dwelling among us." Are we going to be the same we've always been, or are we going to be transformed by "the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth?" (John 1: 14)

Today, I choose to make 2017 a year of surrendering to my Lord and Savior, Jesus the Christ!

Today, I choose to make this new year an adventure of trust in Him, the Only Faithful One!

Today, I pray I can navigate in that river of peace that flows from the very Heart of God so I don't have to be afraid or anxious or worried anymore.

Here's to a new beginning, filled with the Hope of the Peace of Prince!  Come, Lord Jesus, come.  Come, Immanuel, come again soon!

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