After the bleakness of Winter, a stroll outside will reveal a newness in the air.
All the flowers displaying their vast arrays of colours and trees budding out makes one feel a certain amount of joy and optimism. There is a revival of life.
Have you found a way to connect to the Divine? If you have, it probably did not happen in a vacuum. I would venture to guess there were other people involved in connecting you with God. I hope you can take a moment to recall one or two of these people in your life. These folks became a bridge that let you safely move closer to God.
Grasping my hand while making my daily chaplain visits, a lonely man genuinely thanked me for visiting him at that point in his “journey to recovery.”
It occurred to me that everyone is on a journey, from the baby we pray for in the NICU, to patients in palliative care, to the nurses and caregivers who work so faithfully to help restore health.
In the movie, “Liar Liar”, Jim Carrey plays the character of a father who constantly breaks promises to his son.
His son makes a wish that for one day his father cannot tell a lie and surprisingly his wish comes true.
Although this is a funny movie, we know that it is not very funny when we are the victims of someone else’s lies.
The New Year brings new resolutions and the idea that we will do better this year.
We set goals of losing weight, being better stewards, and even the goal of growing closer to God.
I find comfort in Jesus’ words, “My Father, who has given them to Me is greater than all. No one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand.” John 10:29 HCSB.
Eighteenth century Scottish poet, Robert Burns, wrote a poem entitled, ‘Auld Lang Syne’, loosely translated means to reflect on times gone by.
This poem became a famous song sung most frequently on New Year’s Eve to hail in the New Year.
For many people, 2016 has been a sad time and for others a time of prosperity.