Tuesday, January 1, 2013


Psalm 57:10-11 “For your steadfast love is as high as the heavens; your faithfulness extends to the clouds.  Be exalted, O God, above the heavens.  Let your glory be over all the earth.”

Let the New Year begin!  Last night reverie began to celebrate the New Year commencing.  Today the celebration continues with parades and family gatherings.  Releasing the old and embracing the new is cause for celebration.  As we continue our celebration today I encourage us to remember that each new day, each New Year is a time to praise the Lord.  He rules the nations and his steadfast love is as high as the heavens.  His faithfulness extends beyond the stratosphere; beyond the clouds.  Eat your feasts, set off your fireworks, and watch your football games.  Whatever it is that you do to ring in the New Year, do it with praise and thanksgiving to our God.  He is to be exalted above the nations and above the heavens; above all things!  As we lift his name we will spread his glory, let it be spread over all the earth so everyone can live in hope and peace.

Lord,

Your name is above all names; your kingdom is above all kingdoms.  As we turn the calendar to the next year help us turn our hearts to you even more.  It is because of your love and faithfulness that we can celebrate new days.  Help us bring glory to you so that it fills the earth and all come to know you as the King of Kings.  Amen.

Blessings and a joyous New Year!