We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day. (Edith Lovejoy Pierce, poet)

Well, here we are! A new year—a new month—a new day. We can’t write the 2018 book in advance; we have to do it one day at a time. As eager as we might be for this New Year to unfold, today is the only page we can write on immediately. So, plan, pray, and practice all the good intentions you have for this year—and start today!

Lord, remind me . . . that my days are numbered— how fleeting my life is. (Psalm 39:4) This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it. (Psalm 118:24)