As we say goodbye to another year – to all the past sins, mistakes and blunders – take heart in the everlasting light that takes away every blot. We have a clean slate because of that light – the one that shone brightly in Bethlehem so many years ago – the baby Jesus, the Son of God, G0d with us.
We cannot, by anything we resolve to change, erase the past, but we can look forward with hope to the One who came to this world and changed it completely. No longer need we fear death. Our terror of judgment for our wrong doing no longer holds a life sentence. Our guilt no longer exists. We can look ahead to each new year – each new day – each second – with confidence that our sins have been eliminated by what He did for us. We can resolve to do as He did during His time with us, to serve others and thereby serve Him.
Through the cobwebs of existence – through the darkness of our strife –
Through the dankness of our sinfulness, through wickedness of life
Through the deepest, darkest pits of hell and the helplessness we feel –
Comes a single beam of light from heaven our sinful hearts to heal.
The light grows stronger as we move to get a closer glance,
but as we reach to touch it, we’re enveloped in a trance.
It’s just within our reach we think, but no matter how we try,
We can’t escape the darkness that consumes us from all sides.
Just when we think that all is lost and relinquish every hope,
The light erases darkness and through it we can cope.
This little light from Bethlehem became a brilliant star
that came to earth to save the world from sin’s most deadly scar.
He came in darkness of the night, but His brilliance cannot hide.
We are redeemed by His great might. He always will abide.
HAPPY NEW YEAR – HAPPY NEW LIFE TO ALL OF YOU!