Resurrection Lutheran Church of Dublin
7557 Amador Valley Blvd, Dublin, CA 94568 | email@example.com | 925.828.1580
A Word from Our Pastor
I think the most important thing to us about the New Year is sim- ply that it is new. We think it gives us a chance to start over again and create a better life for ourselves. Thus we have the concept of New Year’s resolutions which formalize the feeling of a new be- ginning that comes with the New Year. If you are anything like I am, unfortunately, New Year’s resolutions seem to be an exercise in futility. All you need to do to verify that is check my waistline. For me the New Year is no longer a sign of new hope, other than the fact that I almost always get to sleep in.
Hope is a precious commodity. We wither and die without it yet when hope is present not only can we endure far beyond anything we might have reason to expect but life seems brighter even in the extremely difficult situations. If the New Year cannot help where do we turn? The truth though is that putting our faith in the way the earth revolves around the sun is probably as silly as it seems. Besides that the real New Year should be December 21st but some crazy monk got his dates all mixed up over a thousand years ago.
And the one who was seated on the throne said, "See, I am making all things new.” Also he said, "Write this, for these words are trustworthy and true." Then he said to me, "It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give water as a gift. Those who conquer will inherit these things, and I will be their God and they will be my children.