As the pages of the calendar turn to a new year our tendency is to wish our friends and family a Happy New Year. And if you are in Latin America and other places around the world, the wish is for a Prosperous New Year. Happiness and prosperity are good things to wish for our relatives, friends and acquaintances. The symbolic transition, however, gives us a great opportunity to make an alternative kind of wish: an AbundantNew Year. On this day we celebrate God's abundant love for us (Isaiah 49:15-16 and Jeremiah 31:3) and we resolve to share this abundant love with others (John 15: 9-14)
So, as 2016 begins, I wish everyone God's abundant love in our hearts, our minds to guide us as we live our lives in the coming year.