2016 was not a great year. Several personal issues that had been building for years finally came to a head during that year. I am typically a person that looks to the future, always moving forward.
As I get older, I am finding myself looking back more; reliving the many years of hundreds of good memories. Recently a young neighbor who follows me on Instagram requested that I record the song that I wrote for our son's baptism and sang for his. At long last (20 years later) I finally was able to record the song.
Child of God reminds me that no matter what life brings us, we are still a child of God. We are never alone. We are a blessing and we need to remember that. We matter to someone.
The photo I took for the song was taken in the St. Paul, MN area during a recent visit. Waterfalls, rivers, showers all remind me of the Grace of God flowing, forgiving. No matter the sin, if we ask for forgiveness to God, we will be washed clean because of Jesus' death on the cross.
2017 is going to be a great year! I have a friend in Jesus. I have been forgiven of all the stupidity that I've brought to this world. I am loved. I love others. The Holy Spirit is moving through me, calling me to make change in my life.
New year...new beginning...
Justin Ehrman is a husband, father, author and singer/songwriter.