Each year is pregnant with possibility, holds portent of promise, hope of potential and opportunity to begin again. It’s a wonderful reminder of the daily grace, mercy and forgiveness which God offers us as we place our faith and trust in Him.
My hope and prayer is to host Christ well and make Him manifest, to be a woman who radiates His living presence. As broken people we feel we do that so imperfectly, yet those very weak spots, cracks and crevices in our lives are where His light leaks out most to others, often invisibly to us.
Although we may have moved past Christmas and on into the welcome embrace a new year can bring us, we need never move away from a willingness to make space for God on a daily basis, or a desire to seek after Him and offer Him a warm welcome, a home in our hearts and lives.
May we host Him well. May we be people of the cross who live and love well. May we shine God’s light into every dark corner of this world, as we willingly share His love and grace. May we be Christ’s ambassadors and light bearers, as we pour ourselves out in the service of others. May we appreciate the enormous privilege of bearing Holy Spirit within.
Bearing Christ within
Mary became overshadowed by your
Spirit, a willing host for Holy Ghost
How willing am I to bear Christ within
to bring him forth at just the right time
to let his Light shine out strong
to reveal how he belongs to all
and I am but a carrier of grace
whose mission is to magnify
his Name in each and every place?
Lord, help me to host you well
to carry you with tender care
to hold onto bright Hope within
and marvel anew at the way you
bore our sin, to seek to be
a lowly servant on the earth
if I might only grant you birth
and let you loose to live in me
with life abundant, rich and free
Happy New Year to you, dear reader and friend! Let’s celebrate all God has done for us. May you be blessed beyond your expectations and imagination in the days and months ahead.
I appreciate you so much. Thank you for being here. I look forward to sharing more poetic reflections with you soon. You remain in my thoughts and prayers. God be with you.