Sunday, January 1, 2012

     A Gift for The New Year
                by Jim Rapp

How will this new year be different
than all other years of our lives,
making it the “best year”
we’ve ever survived?
Who, and what,
will make it different,
and why?

We could lay it all on You, God.
Yes, You, the Maker of Years,
Determiner of Fates,
Creator of Causes and Effects.
You – anchored in eternity –
have the power to release . . .
the power to stay.

Our feeble hand barely clings to time –
indeed, fails to cling to it –
slipping and sliding from year to year.
We could blame it all on You,
forgetting the gift you’ve
given all your creatures – will.

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