I for one am happy to say goodbye to this year, and welcome 2017. For me, Christmas is the perfect preface for letting one year go and ringing in a new one.
Christmas revolves around good news, hope, peace, and love. I celebrate the birth of my Lord, Jesus Christ. I rejoice in His love and sacrifice, and I let my past transgressions fall under His grace and mercy. I look forward to the new life– in Him and with Him.
This last year has brought loss and frustration. People I know and love have shown terrible disdain for each other. I’ve witnessed people tear others down. I’ve cried over the hurting. I’ve ached with the mourning. I’m exhausted from all of it. I want to be part of a better future. I want to let this bitterness go.
I want to do better. I want to be better.
So when I wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, please understand that I am sincere with that prayer. It’s not something I say lightly. We all need to hold hands and move forward. We all need grace and hope and mercy. We all need a fresh start.
God bless you!
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