Readings: Psalm 20; 1 Kings 3:5-14: John 8:12-19
What will you ask for in 2017?
Who do you want to be?
What will your life look like 365 days from now?
These are the questions I ask myself each year as the year ends and turn to something new. This year I know that I want to say goodbye to a year that was filled with mental health struggles and realizing that I’d have to strike out again to make more friends. It was also filled with love and laughter, which I don’t want to miss out on as the clock moves into 2017.
Tomorrow I will share what my vision for 2017 looks like but for tonight, I wish to be a person who asks for the right things. Who seeks to be given gifts that benefit not only me, but my people and all the people. In this, and probably ONLY in this, I am like Solomon:
Now, Lord my God, you have made your servant king in place of my father David. But I am only a little child and do not know how to carry out my duties. Your servant is here among the people you have chosen, a great people, too numerous to count or number. So give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong. For who is able to govern this great people of yours? (1 Kings 3: 7-9)
May we all, like Solomon, seek wisdom in how we lead and who we follow.