Welcome to the first Sunday of a brand new year! A new year brings hope, thoughts and plans for the future. Last week I began organizing my calendar for next year. Three days after our Christmas program was over, we were making plans for next years events. Most of you can relate. We rush out of Christmas into the New Year and we want to be prepared. However, this should also be a time of reflection. As I read Psalm 77 this week, I was reminded of some things we should remember about the past year. We should remember God’s great works that in the words of Asaph were worthy of “a song in the night”. We should also remember the ways that he displayed his holiness. As Asaph continues, we are reminded to reflect on all of the ways that God has displayed his greatness and power in our lives. I encourage you this week to take some time to reflect on all of the wonderful things that God has done over the past year and rejoice that you have a wonderful and faithful God leading you into 2013.