You know it’s almost New Years when every other commercial on TV is for a weight loss program. New Years resolutions are an astounding evidence of the human ability to resolve to do something and then completely forget about it in 30 days. Something about the flesh being weak?
God is a very patient father, who doesn’t seem to mind reminding His children about things that matter over and over again…like loving Him, loving others, sacrificing, giving, our insufficiency…stuff like that.
The beginning of January is generally a time when most people feel like they can conquer the world. The end of January is a good time to share the good news about Jesus, and remind people that our work isn’t enough, but Jesus’ work is.