January 1 Let There Be

Photo by Sean Sebourin

Photo by Sean Sebourin

Genesis 1:1-2:25;  Matthew 1:1-2:12;  Psalm 1:1-6;  Proverbs 1:1-6

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.  Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.

“And God said, “Let there be….”  Genesis 1:2-3

* * * * *

Let there be

in this New Year

a remembrance of

our God

by whose word


what we breathe,


walk upon,

our very DNA.

Let there be

worship of Him

and Him alone

whose Spirit

hovered over the

deep of our souls

and called us out

of darkness

into His marvelous


Let there be

a response to His good gift

of Salvation-Life,

a reaching out

of serving,




a continuation of

His Creation work.

Let there be

for all to see

a testimony of


in the One who gave

His life,

whose words

“It is finished”

hovered over sin-parched


and filled the heavens

with victory.

Let there be

no doubt

that He who created

the heavens and the earth

has this New Year

in His hands.

Bless this New Year, O Lord.  May your will be done and your name be praised!  In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.


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