Three "Musts" for a New Year

Artwork for 2012 New Year's Messages

Whenever a new year draws near, most of us follow certain routines to get ready for the upcoming 12 months. Some of us make resolutions—promises of what we’d like to start and stop doing. Still others of us look over a calendar of the next year, jotting notes to help remember significant dates. Everyone has different routines, but we all look forward to a new year with the hope that our lives will be lived with purpose. No one wants to look back at the end of the year and see wasted time. No one hopes to drift aimlessly through life, doing things without at least some lasting value. The difficulty lies in the fact many of us simply don’t know what we need to do to give life purpose. Well, Jesus has three answers—three “musts”—for each of us.