Hebrews 11:1-3 (NRSV) Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Indeed, by faith our ancestors received approval. By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was made from things that are not visible.
We will soon turn another year over with the coming of 2016. We began our liturgical “New Year” back in November with Advent. During Advent, we patiently waited and watched for the Christ Child to come. Then came Christmas and we celebrated the birth of Jesus. Soon it will be Epiphany. Then we will rejoice and become more aware of God in our lives and in the world by looking at what Jesus did in his life. Jesus’ example and a new calendar might move us to reevaluate our choices for the next year.
And so we will make resolutions to live this next year differently. I suggest we resolve to remember that God loves us at all times. Resolve to remember that in Jesus we are enough. Jesus in us leads us to do far more than we could ever imagine. Let us resolve together to live our lives in the light of Christ and in the hope the kingdom promises. Happy New Year to you all!
Grace and peace,
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