This Year Is Yours
God built and launched this year for you,
Upon the bridge you stand,
It is your ship, aye, your own ship,
And you are in command.
Just what the twelve-month trip will do
Rest wholly solely, friend, with you.
Your log-book, kept from day to day-
My friend, what will it show?
Have you on your appointed way
Made progress-yes or no?
The log will tell you, like guiding star,
The sort of captain that you are.
For weal or woe, this year is yours,
Your ship is on life’s sea,
Your acts as captain, must decide
Whichever it shall be;
So now in starting on your trip,
Ask God to help you sail your ship.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
As we start into a new year, I am looking forward to good things, knowing that if I let God help me it will all be good. Each day, month, and year hold unknown things that we all have to go through, but with God as our guide we can rest in Him.
Are you making any New Year’s resolutions?
Praying for a blessed year to you!