What do you call this period of time between Christmas and New Year’s? The Norwegians have a name for these six days: Romjul. In the UK it might be referred to as Boxing Week while some in the United States are calling it Twixtmas. 

It can be an odd period of time when we aren’t quite sure what to do with ourselves. Some people have to work for a few days. Others are off for the week and finding ways to spend the downtime. Not many of us feel like starting any big projects in the middle of this lull. No matter what you call it, it leaves us in limbo before we start the New Year and get down to working on our resolutions.  

As we prepare to say goodbye to 2022, I want to leave you with a simple verse of scripture: “Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 1:6) 

This week we might find ourselves with more time to think and contemplate. Each year brings its own joys and sorrows. It’s important to acknowledge the good times and the bad times. But whatever you have been through, whatever you are hoping for or expecting in the days ahead, know this – God is faithful. Remembering this truth will help carry you through the days to come.  

My prayer for you in 2023 is that you would grow in your knowledge and depth of God’s faithfulness and love.