2011-year-resolution-400x400Another Christmas season has come and gone.  We have celebrated the coming of the One and Only Savior who redeems the world from sin and death.  At Soddo Christian Hospital, the message of Christmas is the very core of what we do and why we do it.

Now, as we look to 2015, many of us will make “New Year’s Resolutions”.  The dictionary defines a “resolution” as a “firm decision to do something.”  Why write a resolution?  What should you resolve to do?   Jonathan Edwards, one of the greatest theologians to ever live, wrote many helpful resolutions hundreds of years ago.  Here was one of them:

Resolved, that I will do whatsoever I think to be most to God’s glory, and my own good, profit and pleasure, in the whole of my duration, without any consideration of the time, whether now, or never so many myriad’s of ages hence. Resolved to do whatever I think to be my duty and most for the good and advantage of mankind in general. Resolved to do this, whatever difficulties I meet with, how many and how great soever.

At SCH, we want to make a New Year’s Resolution as well.  We resolve to pursue God’s glory at our hospital to the best of our ability this year.  We resolve to provide excellent medical care with the resources given to us.  We resolve to preach the Gospel – the life-giving message that Jesus died and rose again to deliver us from sin and death.  We resolve to make disciples of Him through all means possible.

And we pray that God will empower us to fulfill these resolutions, just as Paul prayed for the Thessalonians:

To this end we always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling and may fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by his power, so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.  (2 Thessalonians 1:11-12 ESV)

Happy New Year from SCH!

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