Moving ahead to a better year in 2011

“Forget about what’s happened;
   don’t keep going over old history.

Be alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand-new.
   It’s bursting out! Don’t you see it?

There it is! I’m making a road through the desert,
   rivers in the badlands.

Wild animals will say ‘Thank you!’
   —the coyotes and the buzzards—

Because I provided water in the desert,
   rivers through the sun-baked earth,

Drinking water for the people I chose,
   the people I made especially for myself,
   a people custom-made to praise me.

Isaiah 43: 18-21 (The Message)