Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Welcoming a New Year


Another year has gone, another year has come . . . 2012 was a wonderful one for us full of so many joys, learning, growth, blessings, sweet friendships, refinement, and much more. The Lord’s mercies, guidance, and enduring faithfulness were again so evident in many ways! As I sit here thinking about the new year (and trying to put thoughts into words!), a poem by Frances Ridley Havergal came to mind and it echoes the desire of my heart . . .

Another year is dawning!
Dear Master, let it be,
In working or in waiting,
Another year with Thee.
Another year in leaning,
Upon Thy loving breast,
Of ever-deepening trustfulness,
Of quiet, happy rest.

Another year of mercies,
Of faithfulness and grace;
Another year of gladness,
In the shining of Thy face.
Another year of progress,
Another year of praise;
Another year of proving
Thy presence "all the days."


--Frances Ridley Havergal


I hope that this next year will be a blessed one for all of you, and one filled 

with growth in the Lord for all of us!


. . . that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might, for the attaining of all steadfastness and patience; joyously giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in Light. For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
Colossians 1:9-14

6 comments:

  1. May the Lord bless you and your family abundantly in 2013, Sarah!

    That's a beautiful poem.

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  2. Wishing you every blessing for 2013, dear Sarah.

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  3. Hi Sarah,

    Lovely poem - thanks for sharing.
    Also, Colossians 1:9-12 is my prayer verse for my dear sweet daughter.
    Praying you and your family are abundantly blessed in 2013.

    Mrs.B

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  4. Thank you so much, Joy, Elizabeth, and Mrs. B.! You all are so sweet and are a blessing to me. Praying that the Lord would bless each one of you this coming year!

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  5. Happy New Year to you too my dear! ) Hope you have a wonderful year as well! I loved the poem! :)

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  6. I have finally got around to commenting on your blog again! A belate Happy New Year to you too, Sarah. That is one of my favourite new year poems.

    May you and your family have a blessed 2013!

    Anna xx

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Thanks so much for your comment! Each one is read and enjoyed. :)