Later, David Andrew, Lola and I were all in the quiet living room starting out the annual Bible reading program. This is the 22nd year in a row that I have followed this program for reading the whole Bible through in a year. It is exciting to have my precious loved ones doing it as well. There is nothing more important to living the Christian life than to be reading the Bible.
(Psalms 1:1-2 NKJV) ¶ Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful;So we have a new year stretching out before us... what will it hold? The hymn writer, Ira Stanphill put it this way...
2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And in His law he meditates day and night.
I don' t know about tomorrow, I just live from day to day.Another poet said, "Only one life, twill soon be past. Only what's done for Christ will last." My hope and prayer for myself and for you is that you will live every moment of 2009 for Christ. May God be glorified!
I don't borrow from its sunshine, For its skies may turn to gray.
I don't worry o'r the future, For I know what Jesus said,
And today I'll walk beside Him, For He knows what is ahead.
Many things about tomorrow, I don't seem to understand;
But I know who holds tomorrow, And I know who holds my hand.*
*I Know Who Holds Tomorrow," by Ira Stanphill, copyright 1950 by Singspiration Music