We Live, We Love

The Lord exists forever; your word is firmly fixed in heaven.
Your faithfulness endures to all generations; you have established the earth, and it stands fast.
By your appointment they stand today, for all things are your servants.
If your law had not been my delight, I would have perished in my misery.
I will never forget your precepts, for by them you have given me life.
I am yours; save me, for I have sought your precepts.
The wicked lie in wait to destroy me, but I consider your decrees.
I have seen a limit to all perfection, but your commandment is exceedingly broad.
Ps. 119:89-96 

What can be said in New Year rhymes,

That’s not been said a thousand times?

The new years come, the old years go,
We know we dream, we dream we know.

We rise up laughing with the light,
We lie down weeping with the night.

We hug the world until it stings,
We curse it then and sigh for wings.

We live, we love, we woo, we wed,
We wreathe our brides, we sheet our dead.

We laugh, we weep, we hope, we fear,
And that’s the burden of the year.
❄︎ Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1910)

Eternal God, your everlasting mercy rises new in the morning of another year. Give me grace to arise with Christ my morning light. In this new year of my life's journey, may I walk by faith in him, and with a willing spirit persevere to the end; through the same Jesus Christ my Lord, who taught me to pray...