Posted by: morgan1965 | January 2, 2011

It Is The First Day Of The Year

It is the first day of the year [January 1, 2011], and it has been a wonderful day. First, let me share with you some of the fond memories that I have about the first day of the year in our family.

New Year’s Day was a very special day in our family. It was the day that my two fraternal uncles and their families would visit our home. My mother would prepare a delicious feast – turkey and all of the trimmings. It was almost a repeat of the Christmas Day feast. I enjoyed the turkey dinner and all of the special deserts – pies and cakes. It did not matter to me that we had a repeat menu.

Today was another special first day of the year for us. Our two sons and their families visited with us. We had a delectable dinner – no turkey. It was a real joy to have our three grandchildren together with us. They are a lot of fun. They are a gift from God. I give thanks to God for our children, their spouses and our grandchildren.

January 1st marks the first day of the New Year, God’s fresh beginning. I cannot help but wonder what this New Year will be like. What will it bring to us? What does God have in store for us?

Casual conversation ponders the question of what the weather will be like. All of us are wondering what the economy will bring to our nation and the world. Will new jobs be created? Will there be an improvement in the housing market. Will the two political parties work together in a bipartisan fashion? The fact of the matter is that each New Year begins with many questions.

Rather than ask so many questions, perhaps it would be better to remember that the whole world is in the hands of God. God is with us in the good times and the lean times.

I am looking forward to a year that will bring new signs of God’s peace, justice and mercy. This hope means that you and I must spend much time in prayer for our families, our nation, our churches, our state, our nation and our world.

Dear God, let your peace multiply and spread among the nations of the world. Help us to be faithful and courageous peacemakers in all places and at all times. Amen


  1. I really thank God to be connected to you. It is not by vain that we are connected, I’m sure God gonna do something.

    I’d like us to keep contact and see what will happen.

    Wish you a New Year, Year of prosperity and longevity in the name of Jesus Christ.

    Yours faithfully Anthony

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