Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Of celebrations and a passing year..

Funny how I stopped blogging when the hols started. Seriously, I tend to make the most of my time when I have very little of it.. haha.. Anyway, I just thought that I'd blog a little on what I've been thinking over the new year.

I used to make resolutions, but somehow I stopped over the past year or two. Perhaps this was due to the fact that my new year's resolutions are never achieved nor remembered by the end of the year. So why all the trouble anyway? =D

I suppose the new year gave me a good excuse to start anew. Of course, any other day is just as good but the new year is especially good- somewhat of a milestone of sorts; time to forget what's been happening in the past and to look forward to the year that is to come. Starting anew is always nice- no burdens from the past, only hope for the future.

2009 wasn't a good year for me. In fact, it was a really bad year. I lost my brother whom I loved dearly. This was the one single event that I wish never happened. Part of me remains trapped, sobbing in bed on a cold night in February. And yet part of me is forced to move on with life. Here I am, almost a year from my brother's death feeling obliged to make new year resolutions. The same questions repeat in my mind.

Can I even start anew? How do I move on?

A verse comes up to mind. A very familiar verse to most of us.

"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the
old has gone, the new has come!"- 2 Corinthians 5:17

Therein lies my hope for a new beginning; not in make believe and celebrating the new year, but in Christ! So easy to forget that I am indeed a new creation in Christ. In Christ I can start anew. In Him I can move on. In Him there is hope.

Any day is just as good, but the new year is especially good. I want to turn to God this new year. =D

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