Reflection often gives rise to sighing, some for joy, some for sadness.
Perhaps like us, you find yourself breathing a bit heavily as this year winds
down. Whatever your year may have been like, the close of a year provides us
all with an opportunity to evaluate where we’ve placed our allegiance. It
helps us clear off the table and ask what we might like to devote our heart
and soul to in the next year, and how we might plan to draw nearer to God.
Oliver Wendell Holmes once said “I find the greatest thing in this world not
so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving. To reach the port
of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind, and sometimes against it,
but we sail, and not drift, nor live at anchor.
As the new year arrives, take courage, don’t live at anchor or drift, live
your life of faith intentionally. Set your sails and sail on, friends.”
Jim Thomas is author of Coffeehouse Theology and speaker at Watershed Bible study in Hillsboro Village, Nashville, TN.
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