To ring in the new year of 2011 our family began a new tradition last night - a Bonfire!!! It was a perfect windless night and around 30 degrees outside.
The fire symbolized the burning up of all the old grudges disappointments and hurts from 2010 and the letting go of this to start the new year. We refuse to bring these things into the promise of new hope that God gives us each day.
The fire also symbolizes the glory and love of God that works in the midst of our lives. The warmth and power of the fire, reminds us of all that God is and gives to us, but also that He is Holy and all consuming.
We pray for God's grace on all, the wisdom to hear His words, the courage to follow His lead and the humility to submit to His will each moment. Happy New Year - 2011!