As another year passes by, and as eternity draws ever nearer, may our focus this year not be on how we might make things better but on how Christ makes all things new. May our resolutions not be to make something more of ourselves; rather may we resolve to know Christ and to make Him known.

For thus says the One who is high and lifted up, who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: “I dwell in the high and holy place, and also with him who is of a contrite and lowly spirit, to revive  the spirit of the lowly, and to revive the heart of the contrite
(Isaiah 57:15).

As the evening sky over Sydney Harbour was once more set ablaze with fireworks, music and lightshows, I was reminded of the festivities that gained global attention some 23 years ago. It was the turn of the century, the beginning of a new millennium, and as around a million people gathered on the foreshore to ring in the new year the Sydney Harbour Bridge was lit up in bright, copperplate, gold lettering: Eternity.

The word stood as a reminder of the message that had been emblazoned on almost every street corner from the early 1930’s to the late 1960’s.

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