I’m reminded of the beautiful lyrics he penned called ‘New Year’. It’s a song of recognizing the pain of our past, yet, pointing towards the hope and light that is found only in Jesus for our future. It’s a powerful song of redemption and restoration! It’s a song that deals with failure and hope. Dark and light. It’s a song that roots itself in the power of what God can do in our lives. This is a New Year…so RISE, SHINE and point the way to GOD’s great light. It is my prayer over my life and over yours for 2010! May we point the way for MANY this year to the great light and life that is found in Christ.
I’d love for you to leave a link to your ‘Year in Review’ here on my blog. I wanna read what happened in your life in 2009 and what you’re hopeful towards in 2010. Drop a link!
New Year by Charlie Hall
My heart beats like a drum, flying up with the sun as I grab your hand again!
Renovated with life, my eyes again bright. You are radiant!
Where hope can hold my hand in sorrow and we can walk in tomorrow
Where peace is found in troubled days and the joy of Jesus carries pain
This is a new year. This is a new day to rise, shine and lift up your eyes.
This is a new year. This is a new day to rise, shine and point the way to Gods great life.
I’m held in this place, this beautiful space where heaven meets the earth.
My heart opens wide and the Father pours life deep inside my soul.