Friends, I guess I’m not that good at multi-tasking. I have a book project that I’ve been neglecting for far too long, and I must bring the project to completion. I need to postpone blogging for a short while, and will be back some time after I am finished.
Until then, I have a Christmas wish for you.
If you have some nagging problem, something that just isn’t working out, my wish for you is that you would find a solution. And if you can’t find one grand solution, my wish is for a partial solution, even hints at solutions. Those hints and partial solutions will keep you moving forward and give you hope.
Paul wrote, Now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
When I was a young man I didn’t understand this. I knew that faith was important, and that love was important, but I didn’t understand why hope was was on this list. It seemed out of place. So I just sat on it for a while, a long while.
Years later I realized why hope was so important. That was when I lost all hope and wanted to die. I had a plan. I nursed that plan for many months. I learned how important hope was when I didn’t have any left.
So that’s my wish for you at the close of 2012, solutions to nagging problems, to that one nagging problem, and in the absence of big solutions, some small things that will one day add up to a solution.