The New Year is here, and with it come all those fabulous new ideas to make us, our lives, and our futures better.
AKA, New Year's Resolutions.
Now, I don't want to generalize this too much; maybe some of you actually DO follow through on your resolutions. Maybe some of you actually stop cracking your knuckles, lose weight, make healthier choices, finish your novel, and train your puppy. Maybe it's just me that does wonderfully for two or three weeks and then forgets all about her promises.
Or maybe some of you know what I mean ;)
We as humans fall short of perfection, and so naturally, our goals and determination will fall short as well, but...
...what if God were like that?
What if God had led the Israelites out of Egypt, but then after a few years of mess-ups on their part decided that it was too much of a hassle to keep an eye on them?
What if God had originally intended to forgive us all, but somewhere around WWII figured it was all hopeless and just gave up?
What if God had really meant to stay with us through thick and thin, but then...well, he just got tired?
:) Aren't you glad God isn't like us? Aren't you glad our God is an awesome god? Our god is not glorified humanity. Our God is divine, perfect, and King of Kings. God doesn't make promises he can't keep.
God's New Year's Resolution for 2010 is the same as it has been since the beginning of time: "I will always love you, I will always be with you, and I will never give you what you cannot handle."