The school holidays finish this week in Tassie and the Year is about to begin with gusto. How has your year started? How did you fare with your New Year’s resolutions? How is your relationship with Jesus going?While not many Australians associate the New Year with God and historians tell us that New Year has no religious background, nevertheless it can be an important time for us. At this time of year when the pace of life is a little slower, we can take time to reflect, reframing and realign before fully entering fully into the New Year.
Recently I was reading again the story of the Exodus when God liberated the children of Israel from Egypt leading them across the desert to the Promised Land. As they prepared to leave Egypt on the night of the Passover God said to Moses for the Israelites that this time of year will be for them “the first month, the first month of your year” (Ex 12:2).
While modern Israel follows the Georgian Calendar as we do, nevertheless God instructed them . . .