As we enter the New Year… as we think on what kind of person we want to be in the next year, I want to be one who belongs wholeheartedly to God. I want to relish the fact that I am God’s cherished possession, that He liberated from my slavery to sin… that He rescued me from drowning in the sea of my sin… that He brought light and life to my soul.
A particular section, the end of the second chapter of Titus, comes to mind when I think on New Year. One particular verse reminds us of what we are and encourages the Christian to be one who eagerly seeks to do the work of God. Titus 2:14 states, “who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.” The truth spoken here resounds in depth of who I am. It tells me that I was a person in need of rescue. That that rescue was brought through the sacrificial love of Jesus Christ. And that that love ought to cause in me the desire to fervently declare the works of Him who saves.
That is my prayer for this New Year, for myself and for those called by His name, that we be people who passionately proclaim, in every word and in every deed, the one who saves.