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A Toast for a Newborn Year

Cradling hope in our arms

by Greg Asimakoupoulos
December 31, 2010

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A Toast for a Newborn Year

The old year's passed. Another's born.
But lest we grieve what's gone and mourn,
let's hold the baby to our heart
and dream of what's in store.

Let's contemplate what lies ahead
acknowledging the past is dead
without fixating on regrets
or paralyzed by guilt.

The birth of what we now embrace
is diapered in God's boundless grace.
Within the face of this new year
the gaze of hope is seen.

Here's to a new year just begun
that first will crawl, take steps, then run.
This brand new baby represents
all that the Lord intends.


 

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Judy Barg from Wheaton, IL writes:
December 31, 2010
Great words to remember, Greg. I often am guilty of "fixating on regrets" and have to decided that 2011 will be a year of looking forward because of "God's boundless grace."



Lorna Frickel from Mercer Island writes:
December 31, 2010
A great encouragment for the new year. Thank you Greg for your gift of written expression, which can only come from God.

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