Thursday, January 01, 2015

The Beginning of a New Year

The back yard looks different than it did yesterday.  But not that much different. Yesterday, the colors were brown and (ever)green, typical of winter. Today, there is a very thin blanket of snow draped over everything, making white the dominant color. It's enough to cast this day in a different brighter white light.

This day also happens to be the first day of 2015. The new year is a symbol of change, of transformation. But in some ways, the hope is that things will not be drastically different than last year. We do not forget the path on which we travel. The slight veering in direction is part of our current trajectory.

On that note, I would like to share Sojourners' Verse and Voice for January 1, 2015.

Today's Verse
I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.   - Isaiah 43:19

Voice of the Day
For last year's words belong to last year's language and next year's words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.  -T.S. Eliot

Prayer of the Day
God, as we celebrate a new year, we celebrate your new creation that is springing forth. As we give new voice to the new year's words, give us eyes to perceive your work. Amen.

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