Random Ramblings: December 31, 2016


Last day of the year; New Year’s Eve is tonight… how quickly the years fly by!

I was thinking the other day that it’s amazing how small things appear once they are over like, say… Christmas. A week ago there were things that seemed so important, and by Tuesday the whole thing seemed ho-hum. There was so much build up, so much hype, so critical that everything turn out perfect, and once it’s over, it’s just a mess to clean up. Oh yes, we place a great deal of import on all of the things that really aren’t that important.

Can the same be true of a year? Can the same be true of a life?

I’ll have to get back to you on that!

What I can be sure of is that a new year is about to begin, a blank canvass ready to be painted; it may turn out well, it may not. Yet what is really of importance is probably the one thing we aren’t thinking about on this occasion and that isn’t where we’re going tonight or tomorrow or what’s for dinner or what to do for a hangover… it’s where are we going with Jesus. Long after our annual celebrations have been forgotten, our relationship with Him will have benefits and consequences that are eternal; I hope we don’t ever forget that, even for a moment.

Here’s wishing you a very happy and blessed New Year, one filled with the hope that only comes from Jesus Christ, one that is fruitful and a treasure for all of our hearts as we place ourselves in the bounds of His everlasting love.


About Don Merritt

A long time teacher and writer, Don hopes to share his varied life's experiences in a different way with a Christian perspective.
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8 Responses to Random Ramblings: December 31, 2016

  1. Reblogged this on Talmidimblogging and commented:
    Happy New Year!!

  2. Kissing Fish says:

    Happy New Year to you and Amen!

  3. Tom says:

    Thank you and Happy New Year! May you draw closer to Jesus and more like Him in this new year.

  4. vigilantheartblog says:

    Great posts and just as you described the new year as a blank canvas I try to think that I have a brand new start daily. I loved it.

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