Every New Years my husband and I search the Christmas tree for this little box ornament.
Inside are all our prayer requests for the past year. Some of the requests are straight-forward, like healing for our toddler's constant ear infections. Others are lifelong, like wisdom and grace to help us parent these precious children.
But whether the request was large or small, we are always amazed and blessed by God's faithfulness throughout the year. With gratitude, we read through last year's prayers, remove the little sheet of paper, and replace it with a new note full of hopes and fears for the future year.
So before you put away those Christmas ornaments, think about writing out a little list of your own and tucking it inside. This time next year you too will stand in awe of God's loving kindness.
Happy New Year!