A New Year’s Reflection

December 31, 2011

New Year’s is an opportunity for renewal. It is a time when even the calendar reminds us that God is making all things new; that the old passes away and the new is brought forth.  It is a time of renewal.  If we think about it and act upon it, New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day can be like our contemporary Rosh Hashana. (Leviticus 23.23-25; Numbers 29.1-6)

But renewal is rooted in faith, not in resolutions. Resolutions are made for New Year’s and forgotten on an average of thirteen days later, according to the surveys. Faith is the result of a response to Christ.  I know I cannot make myself new or make you new.  But Christ will make a new me and a new you, as we remind ourselves of who he is, what he has done, and what he has promised.   (2 Corinthians 5.17; Revelation 21.5)

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