A New Year’s Hymn

Scripture everywhere affirms the reality that human life is short -- like a story being told, like vapor in the air, like sparks from a fire. For this reason, open-eyed Christians have always recognized that this world's best gifts are but "trifling" gifts, and small. Therefore, they have refused to settle for anything less than the riches of heaven.

This poem is a fitting prayer for each of us, for "the pure gold" of faith in Christ and love for God:

A New Year's Hymn