Isaiah 61:10 - 62:3
A new year rolls around. Is it new or a repeat? Probably some of both.
The excitement of the birth is over, the journey from "home" to "home" has cycled through an oppressors census. Now it is on to usual rituals and expected maturing.
As we return to our usual routines, do we still expect to grow in wisdom? How might that look in 2006? What needs to be ignored? What paid attention to?
There is going to be falling and rising this next year. Are you ready? Ready to take your part in bringing both to pass?
If you are looking for redemption of Jerusalem or the Earth or whatever, a helpful starting place is looking for your part in a redemptive process, claiming it, and following where it leads.