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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year, 2012

Genesis 1:14 "And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:"
When people think about Christian holidays, New Year doesn't immediately come to mind. However, we can see in the above verse from Genesis that God originally intended there to be years. A “year” is not an invention of man. Neither is it an accident of nature. It is the design of God that we count years and He arranged the universe so that we could accomplish that. It's rather humbling when you think about it.

We also can see that time is literally a gift from God. We're not guaranteed another year. We're not even guaranteed another day. Every moment we live demonstrates God's providence and His mercy. We who are all guilty of sin and deserving and death, He has allowed to live to see another year.

The New Year, then, proclaims God's sovereignty and providence. Today is a great day to praise God and reflect on His glory and mercies. Today is also a great day to ponder how we're going to spend the gift of time He has given us.

Happy New Year!!

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