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Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light for my path.
– Psalm 119:105
– Psalm 119:105
Therefore if any one is in Christ, he is a new creation... 2 Corinthians 5:17
Happy New Year! I think this verse from 2 Corinthians is the perfect way to start a new year…as a new creation. Now, you might be thinking; but Sheri, there was nothing wrong with the “old creation”. You would be right except for one tiny little thing…we’re still here…we’re still sinful and we’re still not as close to God as we can possibly be. I suppose as long as earthly things keep a distance between God and us we have the need to be a little new.
Have you noticed how life is constantly new and changing? As I sit here typing, the house is so quiet. All three little Wohlfert’s have an adventure of their own this New Year’s Eve and here on Pratt Road things are completely still and quiet…not a bad way to wrap up a year and ring in a new one; it’s just different. I have to admit though I’m soaking in the quiet because New Year’s Day always brings all the Wohlfert’s to our house to celebrate. It’s one of my favorite traditions! Our house will be home to more than 75 guests throughout the afternoon, siblings, nieces, nephews and cousins will pop in to laugh, eat, watch football and catch up. This year there will be lots of baby holding as the family has welcomed 5 new blessings this fall and there are a few more on the way. Talk about new…new creation at its finest. It’s a great day to listen and watch. I will spend some time New Year’s day being amazed at how the same group of kids I watched share toys and games as toddlers and teenagers will now talk about parenting and careers and pass each other’s new babies around like we used to pass them around. Most things change but I will be reminded the most important ones don’t…faith and family! It will be a crazy, loud, fun amazing day; I can’t think of a better way to begin a new year, surrounded by the things that are most important.
When I’m back on Monday I’ll be sharing my “word” for 2015…do you have yours yet? Be thinking and enjoy the beginning of a NEW Year…a New creation.
A Seed To Plant: Do some thinking and praying about your “word” for the year.
Blessings on your day!
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