Auld Lang Syne – A 2MefromHim Devotional

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Auld Lang Syne – A 2MefromHim Devotional
Auld Lang Syne is more than just a song, it’s an encouragement to reflect on people and things from a long time past and decide what your priorities are for the coming year.


2MefromHim Devotionals

Auld Lang Syne

I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness. Jeremiah 31:3
Auld Lang Syne
My only complaint about Christmas cards is that many people don’t take time to tell you anything. They sign their name, stick a stamp on it and send it off. Now don’t get me wrong if you’re one of those people. I love to know that you thought of me, but I want to know what’s happening in your life. I would love to see a picture of you and your family.
I love Christmas letters. I love the way they bring me close to the friends I don’t get to stay in close contact with. I always learn something new, even from people I see frequently and are kind enough to put me on their list. I’m jealous for my friends—I want them to stay close to me.
New Year’s or “Hogmanay” is a big holiday in Scotland where Robert Burns penned his famous song: “Should auld acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind, should auld acquaintance be forgot and day’s of auld lang syne.” The basic meaning of the phrase is something like “old long since” or “days of long ago.” That’s how I feel about Christmas cards. They bring to mind special relationships, family and friends I may not see very often. There are some who have just passed through my life at an important time and haven’t been seen since, but they hold a special place in my heart.
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I wonder if that is how God feels about His relationship with us. Is your relationship with Him current or does it stem from auld lang syne? Do you take time on a daily basis with Him? Do you pray daily, spilling all of your feelings out to Him and knowing He cares? Or is it every now and then when you have a problem, or on Christmas and Easter.
New Year’s is a time for resolutions, decisions to try and do some often neglected things better in the New Year. If you’re thinking about making some resolutions, thoughtfully consider what God might want from you today. What did you want for your relationship with Him in auld lang syne? He is jealous for you to belong only to Him.
Begin this year with daily time for keeping your relationship with God current. Go to Him daily, read His word and take time to pray. I guaranty your year will be better for it.

Copyright by Norma Gail Thurston-Holtman 2011


Norma Gail authorNorma Gail’s debut contemporary Christian romance, Land of My Dreams, won the 2016 Bookvana Religious Fiction Award. A women’s Bible study leader for over 21 years, her devotionals and poetry have appeared at, the Stitches Thru Time blog, and in “The Secret Place.” She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Romance Writers of America, Historical Writers of America, and the Women’s Fiction Writers Association. Norma is a former RN who lives in the mountains of New Mexico with her husband of 41 years. They have two adult children. If you’re interested in connecting with her, you’re to follow her blog, or join her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Goodreads, or Amazon.


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