I love new beginnings, whether it is when I hang a new calendar or at the beginning of fall semester... both marking new years in our home.
I was having a chat with Christopher recently (brought about by his comment during the conversation that most Chinese restaurants are open Christmas) about the importance of New Year's celebrations to Eastern cultures, including those on which we base our Biblical roots. He mentioned Chinese New Year and I brought up Rosh Hashanah... the first of the High Holy Days.
One need not read very long in the Book before we come to understand God cares about new beginnings, too. I think embedded within our DNA, there is a need for a clean slate, an annual Jubilee.
Hmmm... in my case I need to breath Jubilee as His Grace covers my every move and thought and emotion and action... etc. :)
Next week I plan to spend time in the Word and pondering the old year as well as the new. I'll think of books I want to read, Scripture to study, lists to make, and other stuff to do as well as to be. After all, I survived another year on this The Silent Planet (the first of Lewis' brilliant Space Trilogy).
In the meantime, thank you all very much for noticing me... as the dear Eeyore would say. I am glad you found Coffee Tea Books and Me, whether today or so many years ago. Thank you for your comments and your prayers and your support and taking the time to click on Amazon's widget and helping to build this Community of friends through Cyber Space.
Next year gives us the promise of more books and more coffee and more tea and friends and family and most of all... God's Grace in these uncertain times. Whatever the future holds, He holds us in the palm of His hand.
Note: I am way behind on both e-mail and snail mail!
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