For a few years I was able to convince my children that at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve we had to go out on the deck, hop up and down on one foot and three times shout “Happy New Year” to the moon. For a brief few years they believed that this was a traditional activity that would bring us good luck all year long.
Happy New Year friends! Many of us look at the new year as a new beginning and with a new beginning we think of all the possibilities ahead. The phrase 2020 vision brings a whole new meaning this year. This new year, 2020, brings with it a chance at a fresh start.
Many people make resolutions at this time of the year. The gyms are full and diets are started. Checkouts increase at libraries and bookstores see an increase in traffic. Many people see the turning of the page on a calendar as a chance at a fresh start, and they want to make the best of it.
We in the church recognize the need for a fresh start. Jesus came, Jesus lived, Jesus died, and Jesus defeated death so that we could have a fresh start. May we all remember that a fresh start is but a prayer away. We will falter, but Jesus is there to hold our hand. I pray that your New Year is filled with God’s blessings!
Blessings to you,
P.S. Rod and I want to thank everyone for your friendship, prayers and gifts during the Christmas season. We are blessed to be in ministry with you. May our combined gifts work together to further the mission of Jesus.