2017 was a mixed bag,
With the good and the bad.
We started the year with our plans laid right,
And ended the year with the Lord’s plan in sight.
I learnt patience and grace,
While I coached my kids for a 3 km race.
Words of encouragement will do the trick,
While yelling and screaming will make you sick.
I learnt to forgive freely and release the pain,
Knowing that my Saviour has forgiven me much again and again.
While dementia claimed my mother in law here,
Fact is, she is now with her Saviour dear.
And as we laid her casket low,
I learnt that death is a defeated foe.
By the middle of the year our plans were set to fail,
But the Lord lead us to a far better trail.
I learnt to trust Him and His grace,
It is more than sufficient in this race.
Many lessons flash by this year,
But, there is one that stands clear,
And it is that:
The Gospel changes everything.
The Gospel changes everything
Does something new inside of me.
Teaches me to trust,
And to let go.
Urges me to love,
Like the Father above.
Gives hope when surrounded by fear;
Cause I know his coming is near.
For now the gospel is changing me
From who I was to who I’ll be.
The Story of my Saviour calls,
To lay aside my fears and faults.
Yes, His eyes are on my very being,
For the Gospel changes everything!