Daily Word of Grace # 208 (January 1, 2021)

At the beginning of each year many people make New Year’s resolutions.  Maybe you have made such New Year’s resolutions for yourself…“This year I am going to lose weight (and keep it off)…This year I am going to exercise more…This year I am going to manage my finances better and pay off all my debts…This year I am going to watch less television and read more books…This year I am going to quit smoking…This year I am going to eat more vegetables and less junk food”…on and on it goes.  Similarly many Christians make spiritual New Year’s resolutions like…“This year I am going to go to church more regularly…This year I am going to read the Bible more often (maybe even every single day)…This year I am going to pray more…This year I am going to give more money to those in need”…on and on it goes.  Albeit well-intended, statistically less than 25% of people follow through on their resolutions even for just the first month.  That is the bad news.  The good news is that before the foundation of the world, before you were even born, throughout your earthly life, and on into eternity God has always made a resolution to love you unconditionally, all the time, no matter what, because “God is love” (1 John 4:16)…and God follows through on his resolution to love you 100% of the time.

Love and Prayers,