It is a still, quiet New Year’s dawn–even the birds have been unusually calm as the sun has painted an inky sky violet, then pink, now bright blue feathered with pale grey white. As I read the account of creation in Genesis 1, and King Cyrus’s proclamation in Ezra 1 for God’s people to go up and build His house, contemplating a new year before me, I heard a single, clear note from our wind chimes. One. In barely a whisper of breeze. A solitary tone, no more.
One note. One vision. One Lord. One focus, this day, and every day of 2018. O God, keep my eyes, my thoughts, my motives, my energies, my intentions and efforts, fixed on Jesus my Lord, the only One worthy of praise, affection, adoration. Amen.
“All things were created through Him and for Him.” Colossians 3:17
“O LORD, Thou hast made us for Thyself, and our hearts are restless till they find their rest in Thee.” – St. Augustine
“Give me an undivided heart, that I may fear Your name.” Psalm 86:11