love will carry us through

I made a list the other day.  

Ten great things we could all do in the new year, to move the junk out and bring the growth and healing in.


It was a good list.

And it made me tired and anxious, looking at it.

I just went and looked at it again.


Good stuff.  

Still made me tired and anxious.

I think I'll delete that list, and keep sitting with the words I heard during Advent.  

Receive.  Trust.  Rest.  Hope.  

All those things that don't depend on me.  

All those things that depend on Love, faithful and true.

I'm going to sit here with these things I know for sure, and see what happens next.

Cuz, you know, I think it's going to be a tough year for some of us.  

I bet some hard things are going to happen.  

Maybe for you, maybe for me.

We're going to be worn out at times, disappointed in each other, sick of ourselves, wounded by life, wondering how to find the strength to go on.

A lot of times I won't know what to do, and it will all seem too hard and sad and scary to deal with, if I forget to receive and trust and rest and hope.

So here's the one thing I want to do this new year.

Just one resolution on my list.

Whatever happens, I resolve to lean on Love.

I'm going to receive it.  Trust it.  Rest in it.  Hope in it.

Love will carry us through.

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