Happy New Year

Welcome to 2022. I hope you had a wonderful Holiday season. It was good to see the teachers and students back in the classrooms this week.

I amused myself recently with reflections on New Year's Resolutions. First, I graded my last year's performance. Not so hot. I remembered what Ellen White wrote, "Your promises and resolutions are like ropes of sand." Yep, that was my case.  
I found these quotes on Google that might bring a smile, a giggle, and a nod of understanding.

  • "Many people look forward to the New Year for a new start on old habits." 
  • "A New Year's resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other." 
  • "Last year's resolution was to lose 20 pounds by Christmas. Only 30 pounds to go." 
  • This last one I really resonate with, "Remember when we were young and wanted to stay up for New Year's? Now we are old, and all we want to do is sleep." (Just to let you know, I did see the New Year arrived.)

I don't know, but I love to think that Jesus made this text His New Year's Resolution, "I will come to you and fulfill my gracious promise to bring you back to this place (heaven). For I know the plans I have for you plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." No rope of sand here.

What if, this year, we make our resolution to fulfill the next part of the text, "Call upon Me, come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. Seek me, and find me with all your heart, and I will be found by you, and I will bring you back from captivity."   So, let's call on the Lord. Let's seek and find the Lord with all our hearts. I don't know about you, but I look forward to His promises coming true and soon.