As we’re at the beginning of a new year, my knee-jerk reaction is to say, “This year I will be <insert amazing word here>. I will do awesome things, and be generally brilliant at life. But I need to remember that the beginning of 2016 is about much more than myself. It’s about Jesus, the one through and for whom everything was made! And he made me. The same God who makes the sun rise and set… made me. And that’s something worthwhile to find my identity in. Not in improving myself, or acquiring new skills, or in being a good person. But in the fact that God loved me so much that he made me, and he is good.