Monday, January 4, 2010

Last Year in a Verse

Landmarks and milestones are significant to life. They help us see where we've come from, and they mark the trail when we find ourselves in the same place again. They serve as reminders to what we learned and to the mercy and grace of God in each moment.

2009 was a big year in my heart; something inside me woke up. Colossians 1:11-14 describes it like this: "May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins."

May you and I open our eyes, awake to the new year, to the new day, to the wonder in the big and small. May we have the courage to create as a member of the created. May we have faith that God the Father is everything He says He is, and that Jesus Christ was, and is, and is to come. Halleluiah.