As the year starts to come to a close, now feels like a good time to ask, “Lord, what do I look for?” What is behind the motivation of our day-to-day planning and doing? When we look at the bottom line, what drives everything we do? Are we looking for affirmation? Fulfillment? Acceptance? Often, this time of the year can look like what the psalmist describes; going “around like a mere phantom,” “in vein rushing about,” and “heaping up wealth.”
Instead, the psalmist offers a clear answer for all of us: my hope is in You! Hope that through Jesus’ birth, life, death, and resurrection, God has forgiven us fully and brought us ultimate freedom in Him! Hope that we don’t have to be enslaved to empty doing. Hope to invest in the things that will have eternal significance. Hope that doing the things that matter, will matter!
Thank You Jesus for saving us from ALL our transgressions. We do not make light of Your decision to pursue us, intersect our lives here on earth, and make Yourself known to us. We celebrate You this season, and we look to You for our hope, both in this life and in eternity. Help us look for and see You in all the things that make up our days. We love and worship You!