Friday, December 31, 2010

Light of the World

Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12

The end of the year is upon us. 2010 is over today. And we can only imagine and pray for the coming year. We lay our hopes and dreams at the door of the dawning year and wonder what God has in store for us. Some are grateful to see 2010 come to an end - good riddance to hard days and tough struggles. Many hope that the failures of the past will not predict the coming days. And some just ignore the changing year and pretend that nothing will ever be different. And yet, we all need transitions and changes, we all need a shift and a new plan.

Today, as we visit with our daughter and her husband in Pennsylvania, I pray that we can celebrate our love for each other and joyfully anticipate the coming years. There is no plan or expectation for 2011 except that we all enjoy the life God has given us and the family and friends we have been blessed with. May your heart be full this New Year's Eve surrounded by the people who bless your daily life. And may 2011 be a true blessing. And may we all be a blessing in the coming year to all we encounter in the coming year.

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