Tuesday, January 1, 2008

The New Year: More than conquerors

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?...NO, in all these we are more than conquerors through him who loved us!”(Romans 8:35,37)

We embark on a New Year knowing that we are more than conquerors, we are on the winning team. We are marching to the step of a great, an awesome and majestic King. We praise God for this undying truth and interminable encouragement.

A very blessed New Year to you all from the Wildeboers in PNG. May the great promises of our Lord constantly be appropriated in your life this new year. Possibly, this will be the year that we see Him on the clouds. Oh how the longing grows.

Here we are marching along—the beat rather slow at this time, but marching no less. Last night we retired at 8 pm, how’s that for bringing in the New Year? Nadia has been sick, dealing with a bad cold. Our friend’s daughter, Sara, just called having heard that she was sick and offered to help look after Karlyn and Jonathan. Praise God for the help. Jonathan and Karlyn are also working through a cold, but on the mend. And me, just the regular fatigue. Especially after a Sunday, when I expend those remaining kilojoules of energy, I am burnt out the next two days. So an early evening is very common.

Our neighbours who live a close four meters behind us, mostly obliged us. They embrace life’s challenges and the future with the bottle. However, over the year they have grown to respect us a little. So, the music, rather than running at 120 decibels it is down 10 to 20 decibels, or so. So with the air-con on and two fans blowing we smothered their noises and slept.

Today it is a sunny and warm day. The goodness of the Lord is evident all around us. We march on with Him.

2 comments:

JJS CARD N CRAFT said...

Thanks be to God who continues to provide you with all you need to do your task in PNG.
Wishing you all you need for a Happy New Year with the blessing of the Lord.
We are sure having visitors must be wonderful.
Have a blessed day! Jen & family

kathelien said...

Hey Ian, Nadia, Jonathan and Karlyn!
Cool pictures! Jonathan looks pretty proud to be riding his bike...Glad you had an enjoyable birthday Ian. Karlyn can look pretty concentrated when she's busy with something. We love you guys! Thanks for the upates!

Love Jonathan and Kathelien