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Friday, December 31, 2010

A New Chapter

A year of joy.
A year of trial.
A year of suffering.
A year of overcoming.
A year of friends.
A year of laughter.
A year of new relationships.
A year of saying good-bye.
A year of academics.
A year of service.
A year of adventure.
A year of calculated risk.
A year of new discoveries.
A year of growth.
A year of freedom.
A year of new hobbies.
A year of memories.
A year of God.
A year of love.
A year of forgiveness.

This chapter of my life comes to a close tonight. But tomorrow, a new one begins. And the possibilities are endless. My story is not my own-it belongs to the Author of life. With the pencil in my hand and the eraser in His, 2011 will produce the chapter of a lifetime. I am nervously anticipating the future, as the blank pages sometimes seem overwhelming. But how exciting to know that though the pages are not yet visible to me, God has already written them (Psalm 139). So why should I fear even the unknown? My story belongs to another.

5 comments:

sara said...

Such a great lesson to learn at a young age!! Why fear those black pages when God himself has already written them!!

Tonja said...

Sweet Jewel,
this is a beautiful post! And, so filled with meaning!

Life is so much easier when we really know that He is in charge and that no matter what we think, if we are His children...He is the one making the decisions!

God bless you, my dear! I trust this year will be filled with happy moments that will become beautiful memories!

Tonja said...

Sweet Jewel,
this is a beautiful post! And, so filled with meaning!

Life is so much easier when we really know that He is in charge and that no matter what we think, if we are His children...He is the one making the decisions!

God bless you, my dear! I trust this year will be filled with happy moments that will become beautiful memories!

kari said...

what a beautiful post Jewel and so true.
the blank pages may feel so overwhelming but we can trust the Author of our lives, we won't be (and shouldn't be)walking alone through the year.
Best wishes for the New Year and may God continue to reveal himself more and more to you as you continue to seek His face.
Blessings in Christ.

Loren said...

reading this made me feel so much better about the future. youre amazing. i miss you. <3