Three, two, one, another year is said and done.
The earth has made another revolution around the distant sun.
We’ve passed another quantitative marker on life’s journey,
Thanks to His provision and abundant mercy.
Nothing has really changed but the date,
But it marks another chance to love, serve, and create.
Life is not a sprint; it is a marathon.
And so, with the stroke of midnight, we must still continue on.
Continue to walk the narrow road and follow our Savior,
And grow in love for Him and our neighbor.
Continue to listen to the words He is speaking,
And believe those words even when they don’t match our feeling.
Continue to believe when doubt threatens to overtake,
And remember that He promised to never forsake.
Continue to acknowledge Him in all of our ways,
And know that He will never lead us astray.
Continue to embrace new mercies for new days,
And trust that His love for us continues now and always.
Continue to continue on only by His mercy and power,
And rest in Him and not our own resolve or willpower.
Each moment is a moment closer to dawn,
And so, as long as we have breath, we can continue on.
God is still working in us and He is not yet done.
Three, two, one, another year has begun.