Cusp of a new year

By the time you read this post, we’ll probably be boarding the plane for a seven hour flight back to Singapore, from a long-awaited holiday in Melbourne, Australia.

It has been a different experience to spend Christmas away from home in Singapore, and all the usual festivities (which I never realised how much I’d miss till now). But it’s also been great for us to be able to spend Christmas with my mum, who joined us on the trip, when otherwise we’d not be back in Malaysia to celebrate together.

On the cusp of a brand new year with brand new challenges…and I’m feeling a mishmash of emotions.
It’s hard to put it in words but it’s like having butterflies not just in the stomach but all over!

I don’t know what 2011 will hold, but I know its in the best hands of a Heavenly Father that I absolutely and resolutely trust.

So to echo the words of Paul the apostle, “Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me…I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”

Happy 2011!

There is a joy in the journey
There’s a light we can love on the way
There is a wonder and wildness to life
And freedom for those who obey

And all those who seek it shall find it
A pardon for all who believe
Hope for the hopeless and sight for the blind

To all who’ve been born in the Spirit
And who share incarnation with Him
Who belong to eternity stranded in time
And weary of struggling with sin

Forget not the hope that’s before you
And never stop counting the cost
Remember the hopelessness when you were lost

There is a joy in the journey
There’s a light we can love on the way
There is a wonder and wildness to life
And freedom for those who obey

And freedom for those who obey…

~ Michael Card
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