Saturday 31 December 2022
Against All That Would Do Us Harm,
Day and Night
Then I will encamp at my house as a guard, so that no one shall march to and fro; no oppressor shall again overrun them, for now I have seen with my own eyes.
What then are we to say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us? He who did not withhold his own Son, but gave him up for all of us, will he not with him also give us everything else?
Words of Grace For Today
Looking back at the year bygones and all
what will become of
looking at the weather
or not to travel on gravel
to the bench the Judge wants order
is not something possible in this world
ways I’ve decided are not to be trusted
thoughts one cannot know so much
is out of my hands
Oi vey! my hands are sore
So we look to a new year, just like the last,
Knowing that God not only walks with us,
but is encamped with us, protected as a guard the doorways,
to the camp and our lives,
so that those set on destroying us
devil and all
will not prevail
not even in the new year.
We will continue to enjoy God’s blessings beyond imagination,
given to us, not earned, signs of God’s grace for others to see that God is gracious to all people,
blessing that cannot be bought with money or time:
love, hope, peace, joy, faith, fullness of life, and purpose.