Whom have I in heaven but you?
And earth has nothing I desire besides you.
Psalm 73:25 NIV
According to the Business Council of Canada, “The opportunity for Canada in Africa is enormous. To date, trade diversification discussions have often focused on the Asia-Pacific region given the well-documented rise of Asia’s middle class. While this region must continue to be a focus, Africa deserves attention given its large and under appreciated growth potential. Meeting Canada’s trade diversification target will simply not be possible without an Africa strategy.”
It’s Boxing Day. The celebrations of the birth of Jesus have passed. We now eat leftovers and put away the gifts we received yesterday. Christmas is now in the rear-view mirror for another year. But the God whose birth we celebrated yesterday remains with us. He hasn’t gone anywhere. He remains in the hearts and lives of all who have placed their faith and trust in Him. King David puts it beautifully in Psalm 73:25: “Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you.” The mystery of the incarnation remains on this day after Christmas. Jesus is still Immanuel. He is our only hope in life and death. Jesus came to be with us, to provide for us the means by which we can have a personal relationship with the God who created us. We have no one else in heaven. He is the One true God. At the same time, He is with us here. Those of us who love Jesus understand what David is saying. There is nothing we desire more than Jesus. Christmas may be over, but Jesus hasn’t gone anywhere. He is right here with us, and we are called to desire nothing but Him in all we do and all we say.
These have been words from the heart.