Blessings for the New Year
It's a brand new year. A new month. A new week. A new day!
This year, 2017 A.D., which refers to anno Domini (Latin), or the year of the Lord, will have
which is 8760 hours
which is 525,600 minutes
which is 31 and a half million seconds…
and you only get to live each of them once.
At the start of a new year, people often make promises to themselves to change things in their lives. Sometimes those promises work out, but often they don't. What we could focus on in 2017 is the question: How is God calling us to live this year?
Our lives will be full of blessings in the New Year as we trust God, share His love with those around us, and walk into each new day with great confidence of God's faithfulness. Our lives will also be filled with challenges which will cause us to rely on His strength and goodness and grace, because He is a God who keeps His promises.
Lamentations 3:23 reads: "Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin new and fresh each morning." Our heavenly Father wants to do new things in the lives of His children. He desires to teach us new truths about Himself, provide new opportunities for ministering to others, take us to higher levels of worship and deeper levels of trust.
So, as you go about your lives, work in your classrooms at Woodstock Christian School, play in the playground, or participate in intramurals, basketball, music class, and so many other opportunities ... As you ride the bus, eat your lunch, read stories and write paragraphs and poems, during all the minutes and hours and days that you spend with us at WCS, and in your lives away from here, may you know that God is in all things in 2017, over all things in 2017, and through all things in 2017. Go through this year with Him.