Hello, beautiful people of South Georgia!
One of the common well wishes exchanged during December and January of each year includes the phrase “Happy New Year.” It is a wonderful expression of goodwill. It conveys to the recipient an implied hope that the future will be good. A happy New Year is a terrific hope but how do you have one? What would be among your list of ways to have a happy New Year? Would your list include good health, a job, family wellbeing, more money, good friends, or a dream vacation?
When I think about what would make for a happy New Year I pondered what Jesus would say to those who believe in him. Below are a few suggestions that come to mind when I think of how Jesus would instruct us to have a happy New Year.
These are some of the suggestions I hear from Jesus as I listen to him through Matthew Mark, Luke and John. What do you hear him saying to you as you listen to the word of God?
Have a Happy New Year and let’s grow a Christlike world. See you next month at the Disciple Covenant Conference.
Until next time, remember – God’s will for us is good. We must do the rest.
James R. King, Jr.