January 15, 2014 - res·o·lu·tion [rez-uh-loo-shuh] Noun, …a formal expression of opinion; a decision or a determination.
Ever seen a resolution made by a city council that thanks someone? They look something like this:
- WHEREAS that because, people like baseball, and
- WHEREAS that baseball is fun and
- WHEREAS that baseball is good for kids… that
- RESOLVED Coach Johnson is the best baseball coach this town has ever seen!
The "WHEREAS" is what is known to be true – the "RESOLVED" is the response.
So going into this new year – what "WHEREASes" do you know? And does it matter?
Well for Christians a few things are true. How about these…
- WHEREAS Before you get up in the morning your sins HAVE BEEN completely forgiven
- WHEREAS You may have to earn you way in the near future here –your eternity with Christ is already paid for.
- WHEREAS you have been adopted into a new family – forever!
- WHEREAS You can do nothing to earn the gift God joyfully gives you.
- WHACEREAS the peace and hope and glory of God is handed to you
RESOLVED, (your signature here).
2014 is here and Christ is with you. Do you have a resolution?
Bill Northend is a Lutheran Pastor at TheGatheringPlace in Davisburg.