My wife and I sat together on our couch, and as the ever swifter moving clock turned over to 12:00, ushering in yet another fresh year, I read the words of the Psalmist, from Chapter 1, first in Hebrew, then in English. This is the prayer of my heart for 2016. May we all strive to live according to the instruction of our God and Father, perpetually walking in his ways. Then will we know what true prosperity is.
Words For A New Year
Words are powerful. Often times we use them carelessly, whether it's raining insult upon a perceived inferior, casting doubt into a hidden shadow perhaps already existing in an unsuspecting acquaintance or general derogatory remarks that can fill a heart with hurt as sure as one can be filled with hope. Words are cheap, therefore we spend. All of our spending does indeed cost us, some more dearly than others. I am not making any grand, noble or menial resolutions, but I did however resolve that the first words from my lips this year of 2016 A.D. - anno domini, the year of our Lord, may we never forget it - would not be my words, but rather those of a collection of writing I hold in the highest reverence.