Doesn't the new year bring with it all kinds of anticipation? What will this year bring? Surprises - good and bad. Great memories will be made. It's like a blank canvas that the Lord is just beginning to paint on. Optimism is high on the first day of January.
Really, my optimism should not wane as the year progresses. There is no reason I should be any less enthusiastic about "what's next" on June 1st than I am on January 1st. God has not changed from 12/31 to 01/01...so why should my attitude change? Maybe the first day of a new year is a good time for me to remember that God is with me always, He never changes, there is no shadow of turning with Him. Tomorrow is not unknown to Him, yesterday's errors are not written in stone with no redeeming value, and His mercies are new every single morning. Even when we are faithless, He will remain faithful, for He cannot disown Himself (see Paul's letters to Timothy).
That's pretty good news, on January One and every other day of the year. My hope is in the Lord, the joy of the Lord is my strength, and all of my days were written in His book before one of them came to be. It's good to know these truths; it's amazing to personally know the One Who is Truth.
Enjoy each moment of 2010, and enjoy each moment of homeschooling.
Day 5 done :)
Jan L. Burt