Therefore if any man be in Christ he is a new creature: old things are passed away;
behold, all things are made new.
And all things are of God, Who hath reconciled us to Himself by Jesus Christ,
and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;
To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto Himself,
not imputing their trespasses unto them;
and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
Now then we are ambassadors for Christ,
as though God did beseech you by us:
we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.
For He hath made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin;
that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.
Until the Spirit be poured upon us from on high, and the wilderness be a fruitful field,
and the fruitful field be counted for a forest.
Then judgment shall dwell in the wilderness, and righteousness remain in the fruitful field.
And the work of righteousness shall be peace;
and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever.
And my people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, and in sure dwellings, and in quiet resting places…
Welcome, 2017. May you be full of things made new – full of reconciliation, righteousness, fruitfulness, peace, quietness, and
assurance forever. Because God is Good. Amen.