The other day I received a calendar for 2010. It’s one of those promotional desk calendars that companies send out so that you remember them EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR. (that’ the idea, at least) They’re like the far side calendars, except annoying.
I am not sure why anyone uses those kinds of calendars any more, considering the prevalence of computer, internet and cell phone based calendars. I used to put the daily desk calendars on my desk out of obligation, but I don’t think I’m going to do that any more. Just seems frivolous. But that’s not even my point.
My point is that when I looked at January 1st, 2010, this flood of relief washed over me.
I nearly cried at my desk at work.
Just like that (snapping fingers), we will be in 2010. Time marches on. No matter how much I mentally slow down or speed up time, it plods on towards the next day, the next week, the next month and the next year in the same faithful manner as it has since God created it. It’s what time does.
With so many things that went awry in 2009, seeing the reality that 2010 is almost on the horizon (God willing, of course) helps me have hope.
2009 was the year of growth, perseverance and faith. 2009 was the year that I really experienced love. 2009 was painful, challenging, heartbreaking, bizarre, stressful, disappointing… and beautiful.
And 2009 will be over in less than 60 days.
A lot can happen in 60 days – and I am sure it will.
Until then – 2009 and I have a little bit of unfinished business.