Happy New Year all!
This is the time of year when so many Americans make New Year’s resolutions to change their lives by eating better, losing weight, being more diligent in saving money and starting early on our taxes, etc. We make these resolutions hoping to carry through on the commitment and knowing we probably won’t. A resolution is a promise, a pledge, or vow we make to ourselves which is why so many of them fail. Commitment, resolution, promise, pledge, vow…these words don’t really mean a whole lot in today’s world. Most New Year’s resolutions die before the end of February and you can usually only count on promises until the other party has a good excuse to break it. Non-profit organizations everywhere struggle to meet their budgets every year because of unmet pledges. And vows—have you checked the divorce rate lately? I’m not sure we as a people have a real understanding of what commitment is and maybe that’s why so many New Year’s resolutions fail.
His word is unfailing. His promises are sure. His vow is unbreakable.
Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the LORD, who has compassion on you. Isaiah 54:10
And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Revelation 21:3-5