It was Bible study that motivated me. My sister, Carly, and I share a message of God's love with seniors and disabled residents of an apartment building. We've been sharing with our little ministry family for several months, and let me tell you, we hear from God. Carly is a blessed teacher, and we get a little crafty, too. Tonight did not disappoint.
So we learned about Rosh Hashanah tonight, "the head of the year" and how the trumpets sound and God opens the books, of righteousness, and unrighteousness, and the folks in the middle. I did not want to be in the unrighteous or middle people book.
But the good news is the days of awe and penitential days, leading up to Yom Kippur in ten days. I know we are Christians, but these High Holy Days belong to God. It behooves us to consider them. And repent!
I'm glad for the grace in these days. I don't think we spend enough time thinking of how we live or treat other people. And the thing about days of awe is that it really is awesome that Jesus atoned for our sins. His sacrifice enables us to live right. God is with us. So life is sweet. I don't know about you, but I can use all the sweetness I can stand.
Today, ironically, I saw a lovely little house, right across the street from Carly and our ministry. I am praying that this house, God willing, can be part and parcel of my new year and His sweetness for my life.
I invite you to have a little honey dipped apple and revel in new beginnings, and even as you take stock of your life with God in these next ten days you will remember the sweetness that is yours.
A good and sweet new year, my friends!