…New Year’s Eve…

That song has always been incredibly romantic to me. So much so, that you’d think we always had elaborate plans, and rang in the dawn of each new year in style.

But you’d be wrong.

Truly, I don’t think we’ve been to a New Year’s party since a high school bash in 1981. Well, we did ring a couple of years in with small groups from church, now that I think about it, but besides those, we are relatively quiet this day, every year. It used to be the four of us, but now it’s usually just the two of us, maybe some hors d’oeuvres (read: leftover Hickory Farms gift box from Christmas) and some champagne that we drink at 10:00pm, because, sadly, we haven’t actually seen the entrance of a new year in, well…YEARS.

If you want to yawn at us right here, I don’t blame you.

Even though I’ve just divulged this New Year’s truth to you, I will tell you that I still find that song very romantic. Especially this part:

Wonder whose arms will hold you good and tight
When it’s exactly twelve o’clock that night
Welcoming in the New Year
New Year’s eve

Do you see it? Right there…about the arms? You see, I don’t need all the horns blowing and the crazy partying and any kind of count down at all, because I KNOW whose arms will hold me tight. Every year, year in and year out, my man’s arms are right there, and our God’s arms are around both of us. There is no better way to say farewell to one year and welcome in the next, at least in my opinion.

May your celebrations, whatever and wherever they are, find you in the arms of those you love at exactly twelve o’clock tonight, but know that, regardless, you’ll be surrounded by the Everlasting Arms of the One who loves you most of all. We’ll be celebrating right along with you.

Well, at least until 10:00pm. After that, I make no promises.


The eternal God is your dwelling place,
    and underneath are the everlasting arms.” Deuteronomy 33:27 ESV

“Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:28-31 ESV

““For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 ESV