When I was much younger, I worried about what would happen when the year 2000 came around. 1953 sounded fine, so did 1967 and 1971. All of the "teen" years sounded fine when they were spoken. But, how would you say the year 2000? Or 2010? Or 2015? I had no idea. I wondered if the world would come to an end just because I couldn't fathom how a person would say the year starting with a "20."
Now, I have to chuckle. The year 2000 has come and gone. So has 2001, 2002, 2003...all the way to 2015. People have spoken the year. It sounded strange at first, but then, new things often sound strange at first. God has blessed us with another year - 2016. (I have no problem saying the year.) What is your prayer for this new year? What is my prayer for this new year? It is the same as the past many years:
I am no longer my own, but Thine. Put me to what Thou wilt, rank me with whom Thou wilt; put me to doing, put me to suffering; let me be employed for Thee or laid aside for Thee, exalted for Thee or brought low for Thee; let me be full, let me be empty; let me have all things, let me have nothing; I freely and heartily yield all things to Thy pleasure and disposal.
And now, O glorious and blessed God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Thou art mine and I am Thine. So be it. And the Covenant which I have made on earth, let it be ratified in Heaven. Amen.
Follower of Christ, Cross Cultural Worker, presently serving Christ in the Lawra area of the Upper West Region of Ghana.