The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.

A Resolution To Live By

by Dessa Rodeffer, Quill Publisher/Owner

January 4, 2017

Here we are in the beginning of a new year, and for those of us who like new beginnings, it is a good time for Christians to start the new year by reading the Bible.

In the New Testament, starting with John Chapter I.

You will read:

1: In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

2: The same was in the beginning with God.

3: All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made

4: In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

What a good way to begin a new year - "with God, our creator, and "the light" for us all to follow.

The Bible says in that loving book of II Corinthians 5:17: "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature; old things are passed away, behold, all things become new."

We really don't know how much better life might be unless we begin our new year with God who created each of us for His purpose.

So, if we follow Him do you think it will lead to good behavior or bad?

If we follow God-"the light," will He lead us into darkness? I don't think so.

If we look for His plan will the world be a whole new place?

Well, I guess we won't know if we don't try.

The Bible is full of solutions that may seem like strange solutions to us in the world: like Jesus' advice from his Sermon on the Mount: Matthew 5:44:

"But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you."

I am pretty sure the world would change if we stop giving people what they deserve and start giving them what they need and that's a little love. So, for this year: "Do unto others as you'd like them to do unto you." - now that's a resolution to live by.