Let this bring in the New Year! Our dear Akiko put together this Holiday Concert. After viewing it, you can start the year of our Lord, twenty-one hundred and one with these words from our Lord from the Sermon on the Mount.
Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount:
Do Not Worry
25 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you shall eat or what you shall drink, nor about your body, what you shall put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 And which of you by being anxious can add one cubit to his span of life?[f] 28 And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin; 29 yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O men of little faith? 31 Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the Gentiles seek all these things; and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things shall be yours as well.
34 “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Let the day’s own trouble be sufficient for the day.
Please pray with me.
Heavenly Father, free us from worry. Free us to love you and serve you. You know the things that hold us back. Tear us loose from them. You know the obstacles between us and your eternal kingdom, tear them down. You know the walls we build between ourselves and your love. Demolish them. You know the things that prevent us from being truly alive, erase them. You know our sins that offend you, forgive them.
Happy New Year!