Now that the New Year’s Resolutions are over (the majority of New Year’s resolutions actually fail within the first two weeks of the year), I pray that the presence of our Lord, the joy of God’s company, the peace that passes all understanding, and the knowledge of being a child of God remain with you throughout the entire year.
“For you shall go out in joy, and be led back in peace; the mountains and the hills before you shall burst into song, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.” (Isaiah 55:12 NRSV)
Dr. C. Jeff Woods
Acting General Secretary
American Baptist Churches USA