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Read:   Luke 2:19

“But Mary treasured all these words and pondered them in her heart.”

When the shepherds arrived and shared their witness to the angelic proclamation everyone was amazed, and Mary wisely “treasured all these words and pondered them in her heart.” 

I came across a wonderful poem recently that I want to share as we step into a new year.  It expresses a wisdom of encouragement, hope, and vision that most of us can benefit from by pondering, remembering and embracing.

            CONTINUE: a poem by Maya Angelou

My wish for you
Is that you continue
                   Continue
To be who and how you are
To astonish a mean world
With your acts of kindness
                    Continue
To allow humor to lighten the burden
Of your tender heart
                    Continue
In a society dark with cruelty
To let the people hear the grandeur
Of God in the peals of your laughter
                    Continue
To let your eloquence
Elevate the people to heights
They had only imagined

Blessed New Year, and Shalom,

Pastor Rob Nystrom