I have been sitting her for about an hour looking for a picture and trying to think of something profound to say about the "New Year".
Truthfully ..... I have gone to my window several times throughout the evening and seen the neighbor's lights go out one by one. Quiet bunch - my neighbors.
Truthfully ..... it's really cold here in the midwest tonight - this last night of 2012 - just 15 minutes away from 2013.
Truthfully ..... tomorrow will be Tuesday - just like all the other Tuesdays in the last 17 months - just with a different date.
Truthfully ..... it will be a "New Year" - but only because of the date on the calendar.
Truthfully ..... each day is the start of a New Year - each day is the start of a promise - each day is a gift.
Truthfully ..... God has a plan and a purpose. His mercies are new every single day. His banner over me is love.
Truthfully ..... Life is waiting - beckoning - calling. Life is waiting to be lived - each new day.
Truthfully ..... There are sorrow and tears.
Truthfully ..... There will be joy again.
Truthfully ..... There are sunrises and sunsets.
He knows what He is doing. He knows who I am (and who you are). He knows where I am (and where you are). He knows my pain (and yours). He also knows that when He crafted us in His mind's eye before we were even born that we would be walking this road. And because He knew even then, He designed us to withstand and go "through" not "around".
Truthfully ..... He knows.......
Truthfully ..... As I have been writing the "New Year" has slipped into this house quietly. It's here - a "New" year - a "New" day - fresh with His mercies - and hope - and promise - and presence.
And with that I have peace. May you as well dear one - for He loves you so.