Wow! Did we just celebrate Christmas? Time flies!
Here at New Hope, we had warm, Spirit filled worship, and great fellowship as we tried to get our hearts around the fact that because our God is so full of love for us, He sent His Son to live with us. Advent, the season of anticipation of our Savior's birth is over.
Now we begin what the church calls "Ordinary Time".
But is there such a thing?
This week will be one when people look back over the year past, reflecting on the events that occurred. I'm spending the week in prayer, asking God to help me learn the lessons He placed before me this year, and asking Him to prepare me to learn more of Him.
This morning in my devotionals, I came across this poem by Hugh Prather.
If I had only...
forgotten future greatness
and looked at the green things and the buildings
and reached out to those around me
and smelled the air
and ignored the forms and self-styled obligations
and heard the rain on the roof
and put my arms around my wife
.... and it's not too late.
Jesus said, "No procrastination. No backward looks. You can't put God's kingdom off till tomorrow. Seize the day." Luke 9:62 MSG
It's not too late friends. God is so close. Love means action. Do whatever it takes to live an extraordinary life in Jesus.
(headed home in a little while to put his arms around his wife)