Tuesday, January 1, 2013
I love new beginnings.
From a fresh start every morning to the first day of a new year, I welcome the chance to evaluate where I am and make plans for where I want to be.
Along with the excitement however, can come a tinge of apprehension, wondering what lies ahead.
As we step into 2013 today, I find the words of this hymn particularly comforting.
Be Still My Soul
Be still, my soul: the Lord is on thy side.
Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain.
Leave to thy God to order and provide;
In every change, He faithful will remain.
Be still, my soul: thy best, thy heavenly Friend
Through thorny ways leads to a joyful end.
Be still, my soul: thy God doth undertake
To guide the future, as He has the past.
Thy hope, thy confidence let nothing shake;
All now mysterious shall be bright at last.
Be still, my soul: the waves and winds still know
His voice Who ruled them while He dwelt below.
~Katharine von Schlegel
Praising the Lord for His blessings in 2012, thanking Him for His grace and protection, and looking forward to seeing His plan unfold for our family - and yours - in 2013!