New Year’s Refreshment (there is no mention of food in this post! crazy!)

Hello friends.

I’ve been meaning to post some sort of New Year greeting for a few days now. In fact, I wrote a lengthy blog yesterday and didn’t end up posting it. It’s 2011 and we’re officially into a new decade. Where did the time go, right? I’ve heard a lot of my friends talking about their goals for this year or their resolutions and they’ve been asking me if I have any. I’ve never been much for New Year’s resolutions. I guess I’ve never really understood how we can choose one day out of the entire year and say, this is your day to start over. What makes that day different from any other? I know, it’s the beginning of a new year, so it is technically different, but I’ve never understood why Jan. 1st is our only “do over” day.

I was reading a few of my friends’ blogs yesterday when I stumbled across my friend Bethany’s latest post. Bethany and her family are missionaries in Nicaragua. Bethany pointed out that we can experience “New Year’s refreshment” every morning. She quoted Lamentations 3:23, “Great is His Faithfulness; His mercies begin afresh every morning.” The Lord gives us a fresh start every morning. What an encouragement.

I don’t know what the new year holds for us, but I do know that God is good. Maybe that’s all I need to know. That sounds so incredibly cheesy, but I honestly can’t think of another way to say it. Bask in this truth friends!

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