In light of the change that the Gospel facilitates here are three ways to shape your new year that I believe will help the church strike a biblical balance of engaging and loving our communities while continuing to grow in holiness as a set apart body of believers that is experiencing redemption in the here and now as we long for that day when our redemption is fully realized

The psalmist anticipated salvation drawing near, and of God's glory dwelling in our land (v.9). That is Christmas! Peace became a man so that peace could be given to all mankind. At the birth of Christ, Love and faithfulness meet together; righteousness and peace kissed each other (v. 10). This is a fantastic description of the incarnation of Christ!

For those of you who knew Danny, I pray that your memories of him are stirred; and for those of you who did not know him, I pray that you are encouraged by a man who was indeed one-of-a-kind. Above all, I pray that God receives glory for having given us a man to learn from like Danny Logan.