Thursday, December 31, 2009

parting words for '09

As 2009 fades away, I am remembering a number of incidents within the past year of rescue, deliverance, salvation from evil. Perhaps we should not need the presence of evil to remember the goodness that surrounds us; yet that goodness appears brightest against the engulfing darkness that might have been. Similarly, one may know that he is called to a particular work in ordinary times; yet experiences of rescue strengthen confidence in the call, for the loss that almost was seems as gain for what will be.

Tonight I want to register my gratitude for God's protection and provision in our life, and pray that that gratitude might not run dry amidst the challenges of 2010.

-Joe

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