‘Y’varekh’kha Adonai v’yishmerekha.
[May Adonai bless you and keep you.]
Ya’er Adonai panav eleikha vichunekka.
[May Adonai make his face shine on you and show you his favor.]
Yissa Adonai panav eleikha v’yasem l’kha shalom.
[May Adonai lift up his face toward you and give you peace.]’ ~ Numbers 6:24-26, CJB
I pray that our 2016 will be filled with new dreams, new hopes, new joys—all the new experiences life, love, and liberty may bring to our doors. In this New Year, with the Holy Spirit’s help, may we also learn how to be truly understanding of our differences, learn how to be truly thankful for our own existence, and learn how to be truly loving and kind to all human beings, especially our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. In other words, with the help of the Holy Spirit, let each one of us no longer practice hatred, greed, envy, jealousy, or partiality. Lastly, with our Holy Spirit given renewed strength and power let us endeavor to let go of our past and hold fast to Father God’s Promises and Divine Truths so that we might outlast the inevitable hard times that are ahead, by trusting (having faith that is) solely in the Godhead.
Shalom . . . . .
Trust in Adonai with all your heart;
do not rely on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him;
then he will level your paths. ~ Proverbs 3:5-6, CJB
HAPPY NEW YEAR!