Happy New Year, Everyone!

I’ve had a wonderful last day of 2008, spending most of the day studying the Gospel of John and seeing things I’ve never seen. My heart is full of love for God, reverence for Jesus, and gratitude for his good news of life, life to the full, life of the ages. All of this will make its way into my next book.
As I look back over this last year, I can’t thank you all enough – friends, readers of this blog, readers of my books, people I’ve met in my travels around the country and around the world. Today I feel so blessed to be able to be a student, writer, speaker, and colleague with all of you in the movement and mission of God in our world. Nobody knows what 2009 will hold, but we know that God will be with us through it all. Thanks be to God!
I wrote this six-minute meditation on “God with us” around Easter 2008. Maybe it will be of some encouragement to you as 2009 begins.