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New Years Blessings


The year is winding down. For some it’s a time to relax after the rush and rustle of Christmas. For others it may be a time to look back. The holiday season can bring us a mixture of emotions from high expectations of Christmas present to painful memories of Christmas past.

And then comes the New Year. We fill it with parties or promises. It isn’t enough that we may have over-done Christmas, either by our spending or eating. Now we face a new year and often count off the failures of the past and replace them with promises of the future.

As you tuck away holiday decorations and pack up holiday music for another year, think on what the Creator of the universe has planned:

I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths. I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them.
Isaiah 42:16, NIV


6 comments:

    On 12:49 PM Cami said...

    The anointing of that scripture ran from my head all the way down to my toes: I say "Amen, yes Lord, oh yes!" This is my prayer for all those the Lord has given me in intercession. I am greatly encouraged, I believe!

     
    On 5:27 AM Keith said...

    I used the 'darkness to light' theme for the carol service this year.
    I suppose I'm wondering how 'dark' things have to get before the light shines through for my family in 2008. But I'm reminded that the light of the smallest candle flame will see darkness shrink before it.
    May 2008 bring 'peculiar' blessings to you.

     
    On 5:20 PM Maxine said...

    What a lovely verse to start a new year. Blessings to you and yours for 2008, Francine. May the Lord guide you and keep you all the way.

     
    On 8:38 AM Francine said...

    The contrast between light and dark always amazes me. Thanks for the comments and I pray your new year is blindingly bright.

     
    On 6:20 AM Carol said...

    An awesome photograph Francine,even without words I just love the way your photos speak to me....Happy New Year to you and your family..

    Thank you for you visits through this past year and your encouraging words..

    I am working on some photographs to send to you shortly..

     
    On 5:03 PM Francine said...

    Maxine and Carol ... I'm so glad you've enjoyed my posts.

    Carol, I can't wait to see your photos.

     
 
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