Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! We are settling back in from visiting my family in Florida (and settling into the cold weather!) and looking forward to the start of a new year for our family. It is hard to believe that a year ago we were in wedding planning frenzy and now we are a happy married couple! The New Year provides an opportunity to reflect on all that God has done in the last year. It also allows for opportunity to examine our hearts and resolve to grow in greater godliness.

It’s hard to believe that it is 2010. It seems like just yesterday we were passing into 2000. My life has changed dramatically in the last 10 years. Ten years ago I was not a Christian and was a junior in high school. Now I am a follower of King Jesus, taking seminary classes, and married to a youth pastor. This is a work of God’s grace and mercy in my life. I do not deserve to be here, but I am.

The New Year should be a time of reflection and worship. Reflection on all that God has done and worship because of his great work.

Yesterday morning at church we sang a song called Jesus, Thank You. One of the lines in the song stood out to me in light of reflecting on the last ten years:

“Once your enemy, now seated at your table. Jesus, thank you!”

This is me. This is you. And may God be pleased to make many more enemies into sons into 2010.