As I sit to write this morning, Christmas and Boxing Day are behind me. The celebrations with family and friends. The Christmas services - remembering again with wonder and awe the coming of Jesus. The start of the Sydney-Hobart and the MCG test.
The sales continue after their hectic opening yesterday. Tennis is about to kick off. Preparations for the New Year’s Eve celebrations are underway.
It’s a busy time in Melbourne.
I pray we might be discerning - enjoying the good things and the time with family and friends - but also as we look forward to the New Year we might spare a moment to reflect on the things of everlasting value. On our faith and relationship with God and each other, on His Son our Lord Jesus and on the power of the Holy Spirit given to us to be His people in this world and this community of Balwyn.
I pray we might discover anew the joy of believing and serving our mighty God and each other as we enter a new year of opportunity.
May you all experience a safe and happy New Year.