It sounds rather glum does it not? “The demise” that is. It does however make way for a New Year.
I think most of us like “New” things. We like new cars, trucks. New homes. New clothes. We especially like new underwear; as opposed to used by someone else anyway. 🙂 Just sayin’ We like things to be NEW.
Well we are all about to start a New Year. Some places in the world like Australia have already had Midnight December 31, 2012. For Central Standard Time that hour will not be here until a little under 7 hours from now.
It is a wonderful chance to begin again. For some that will mean starting new resolutions, new promises, maybe brand new lies.
I pray all will use this “Newness” with wisdom and grace.
I also pray that in the past year that I have learned a bit more wisdom and that I have learned to practice the wise things I have learned. I pray that I will be more compassionate toward those who need compassion; that I can weep with those who weep; rejoice with those who rejoice; and mourn with and for those who mourn.
The world, according to some was supposed to end in 2012; December 21 at 5:11 or 5:12 a.m. As we can all see we are still here. The world, by the way will go on for more years. I believe I have it on the Highest Authority that it will continue for many more years.
Let us learn to use the time we have; the seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, years, decades, centuries, and millenniums as our Creator gives them to us. I know there is none of us who live a millennium; but if we are in God’s hands, and blessed by Him; our families will continue, and our posterity will continue. Just a thought.
If we turn our lives over to the One who was crucified, buried and was raised again to life; we have the promise to live forever.
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERY ONE.