I just can’t stop with the videos. To be fair, I’ve warned you that I get very sentimental this time of year and filled with nostalgia/new start sort of thoughts. This video isn’t much, but there’s a beautiful song in it. It was written by my sister and brother-in-law, Dan White, and also by Harold Forbis. Its lyrics seem perfect for this time of year. Despite the huge surge of hope and happiness I feel based on the most recent years, I also remember all the difficult things a year can bring. If you’re like me, you don’t really want to know them, either. It’s better to just face them when they arrive and otherwise hope for the best I think.
I like to buy sparkling grape juice for New Year’s Eve and have a toast with the kids. They think it’s special to drink out of the fancy glasses. As. Do. I. In this clip, John is mostly hidden by the flowers on the table. Other trivia you might like is that John and Drew turned into wild men when they saw they were being filmed. You’ll see it in the tape. And then you can see them immediately cease when I tell them off-camera to FOR GOODNESS SAKE NOT RUIN THIS BEAUTIFUL MOMENT.
So here’s to the New Year. I hope it’s good to all of us.
As we thank you for what you have done / As we look to what you’ll do
We will wait here in your presence, Lord, to consecrate our lives to you
Lord, prepare us for what lies ahead / Do what only you can do
Anoint our eyes to see, our ears to hear / We consecrate our lives to you
Oh, Father, we wait for you / Holy Spirit, Come
Breathe on us / Cover us / Let your will be done