Another Year

By J. Randal Matheny © 2015

Your grace has brought me safe to another year,
I hardly know how I got from there to here.
While I look forward to a whole year ahead,
I pause to see the year behind that fled.

And flee it did — the winged minutes flew,
Though hours were many, pauses were precious few —
Here, before the still, closed grave;
There, in waters of faith, for God to save;

Again, where powers clashed, the heavens rang
With clanging swords, and angels lightly sang;
And once, when lightning fell in angered rolls,
While Providence spared by seconds a soul, or souls. Continue reading

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How to start the new year

In my RSS feed a daily post shares information about some people group who, in the eyes of the organization behind it, has not been reached by the gospel. Now, the organization and I have a different idea of what the gospel is. But I appreciate the effort, and each day I have determined that I will look at the information about the people group selected and pray that the Lord will send workers with the true gospel to them. It’s one way in which I seek to fulfill the Lord’s order to pray for more workers to be sent into the harvest. Besides asking for workers in our own region.

I’d be interested in hearing how you go about praying about this need. Really interested. Continue reading

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Happy new year

Friends and Fellows, may 2011 be the year of great blessing from God, that you might be an even greater blessing to people than you have been so far, to the glory of God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Great things come to those who throw themselves into the hand of God and into his service, so I am confident that he will uphold and uplift you in wonderful ways. Thanks for walking with me during a part of this journey. I look forward to our stepping together further along the path in the next year.

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