Happy New Year, friends. In honor of the new year and making resolutions I thought I’d share from the treasured wisdom of my father…
I spent the first eight years of my life in East Lansing, Michigan. I have a few vivid memories of the harsh, cold, snowy winters. I remember staring out from the car window and only seeing a white wall of snow. My father says the ice would build up in the wheel well of our car, making it difficult to drive. At times he would have to stop to chip away at the ice build up.
He told me that during such a laborious incident of ice-chipping he thought to himself, “I bet if I just pointed the car toward Florida and kept driving, by the time I get there all the ice will be completely melted away.”
As you reflect on the past year and your hopes for a new year, perhaps you are feeling weighed down by disappointment, bitterness, poor habits, and sin. The answer for ridding yourself of the build up is not to sit and chip away at it, but to turn your life in the direction of Jesus. My father says, “by the time you get to Jesus all the junk in your life will be melted away.”
Point your life’s compass toward Jesus. He has the power to free you of any burden that is hindering you on your journey.