New Year is nothing less than a festival that is enthusiastically celebrated across the world. People bid adieu to the passing year and welcome the upcoming year in a grand way. New Year marks fresh beginnings and new attitudes, by leaving the past behind. Wishes on New Year have a special importance, as it is a spirited occasion that calls for exchange of genuine feelings. Christian quotes are one of the best bets for conveying meaningful wishes on the occasion. Below given are some of the best Christian quotations for wishing your loved ones and happy and peaceful New Year. Read on to take your pick!
Best Christian Quotes For New Year
It was rather splendid to be wearing a blade made in Gondolin for the goblin-wars of which so many songs had sung; and also he had noticed that such weapons made a great impression on goblins that came upon them suddenly.
"Go back?" he thought. "No good at all! Go sideways? Impossible! Go forward? Only thing to do! On we go!" So up he got, and trotted along with his little sword held in front of him and one hand feeling the wall, and his heart all of a patter and a pitter.
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit
No matter what form the dragon may take, it is of this mysterious passage past him, or into his jaws, that stories of any depth will always be concerned to tell.
- Flannery O'Connor
Daring to do what is right, not what fancy may tell you,
Valiantly grasping occasions and not cravenly doubting-
Freedom comes only through deeds,
not through thoughts taking wing.
Faint not nor fear, but go out to the storm and the action,
trusting in God whose commandment you faithfully follow;
freedom, exultant, will welcome your spirit with joy.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer (Stages on the Road to Freedom)
Man must have just enough faith in himself to have adventures, and just enough doubt of himself to enjoy them.
- G.K. Chesterton (Orthodoxy)
Blessing is at the end of the road. And that which is at the end of the road influences everything that takes place along the road. The end shapes the means. As Catherine of Siena said, "All the way to heaven is heaven."
- Eugene Peterson (A Long Obedience In the Same Direction)
Look not back on yesterday
So full of failure and regret;
Look ahead and seek God's way--
All sin confessed you must forget.
- Dennis DeHaan
If this is to be a Happy New Year, a year of usefulness, a year in which we shall live to make this earth better, it is because God will direct our pathway. How important then, to feel our dependence upon Him!
- Matthew Simpson