“But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect.”
I Peter 3:15
Happy New Year, family and friends! It’s a beautiful day in our little corner of the world. We will be heading to church soon, which is a great way to begin the New Year.
While we don’t know what 2023 will hold for each of us, we can rest firmly and securely in the arms of God. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. He does not change. Therein lies our peace. May we always live in such a way that others will see Christ, the HOPE of the world in us.
Prayer: Dear Father, how we marvel at Your creation! You established time not because You needed it, but just for us. Thank you for another New Year. It’s the chance for us to have new beginnings in whatever way is needed. Help us to live in such a way that we will always show others the way to You. Give us wisdom and help us determine to rid ourselves of any anger, bitterness, or hurtful pain from others that may have encroached into our hearts. Give us the strength and determination to love and forgive others as You have loved and forgiven us. I pray these things in the mighty name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.