It’s not always easy to thank God for January…with the ice and snow it brings, the cold wind that stings your face and maybe even chapped hands and cold feet. And what about when the snow blower doesn’t work or your car doesn’t start or the driveway is covered in ice?
January…we much prefer June, don’t we? June…when winter is gone and the temperature is rising and the shovels are put away. Beautiful June…
But…there truly is much beauty in January and much to give thanks for…isn’t there? So although it may not always seem easy, let us thank God for January…
…for the new life it brings, new opportunities and new starts …for the warmth of friends and family and this community of faith
…for the hope it holds and the gifts it brings
Yes, let us thank God for January…let us thank God for being there, al- ways…even and especially on cold days, in icy struggles, and along wind- blown paths. Let us thank God for strength given, direction shown and hope offered.
Thank you, God, for January!
A most blessed and joy-filled January and New Year to each and every one of you!