Wednesday, January 23, 2008

A new year

A new year, as man counts time - not sure it makes much difference to God, especially all the fuss that is made, plus the plethora of "New Year's resolutions." It would seem that the important thing is our commitment, our walk in Christ - the rest is, to me, for the world.
Yesterday is past - gone forever, buried (so to speak) in God. Tomorrow is not yet here - and in one sense, it never really comes, since as soon as it does arrive, it is today. And today is the only day, time, that truly matters - it is all we have, it is where we live. How I thank Father for today, and for the knowledge of His unconditional love for ALL His creation, and for the blessed awareness of His presence...always, no matter where I am.
Not "happy new year," but, "happy new day in Him."


Don said...

Mercy, thank you for your faith and the place our gracious God has brought you in your understanding. I minister to believers in a retirement community and long for them to reach this place of peace in the completed work of Christ.

Pastor Don in AZ

Mercy said...

Don, thank you for your encouragement. Believers who are of the retirement age sometimes are more open to this truth because...they feel they are nearer to their time of departure, or have loved ones about whom they are not sure.
Of course, for some their beliefs are set in concrete, and so it takes the pickax of the holy Spirit to make a crack in such a mindset (or should I say "spirit set".
PTL, He knows...