Sunday, December 29, 2013

Sunday Reflection...

Connecting the Christmas/Advent Season to the New Year!

For weeks we've planned, shopped, decorated, and prepared for the Christmas Holiday, and it has quickly come and gone.  A new year will soon be upon us... a blank slate, with a fresh start.

We love celebrating Jesus' birth at the Christmas Season, but I'm glad He fulfilled His purpose for coming to earth in adulthood - to give us life to the fullest. [John 10:10b]

I missed church this morning due to a flu virus.  Not feeling too perky I wondered what I'd write today.  And then I opened my Bible, and found the notes I had written from last year's post-Christmas sermon.  [I love God's faithfulness, don't you?!]

The sermon was about endings and beginnings, and not allowing the past to rob us of the present.  "Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past."  [Isaiah 43:  vs. 18]

GOD is BIG Enough for 2014!

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He has promised to be with us in the highs and lows of the new year.

"...Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
I have summoned you by name; you are mine.
When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers,
they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,
you will not be burned;
for the flames will not set you ablaze.
For I am the Lord, your God,
the Holy One of Israel, your Savior..."
[Isaiah 43: 1-3 NIV]

May God Bless your week, and give you joy and peace in the New Year!


  1. Another of my favorite verses! Thank you for this post - and I hope you feel much better soon.


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