You are looking at the "Gulf of Alaska" and the "Pacific Ocean" where they come together but do not mix or do they? Actually, there is a mixing of the "glacial melt fresh water"(Light blue color) with the "saline sea waters" (Dark blue color) of the Pacific Ocean, however, due to the density contrast, they don't mix... at least not immediately!
It has been said, that this strange and natural phenomenon is caused by and where heavy, sediment-laden water from the Alaskan glacial valleys and rivers pour into the open Pacific ocean. Still, there is a gulf, a gap between the two kinds of water which appear to run into each other.
These waters will diffuse or spread out into one another and the ocean waters will carry only the valuable mineral nutrients to the iron-deprived waters where they will feed the basic food chain, plankton that is in the mid-gulf waters.
And, so it should be with each of us who are privileged to enter another new year, we should not "hang onto our past mistakes, hurts or trials," instead we should use the past as a reminder of how to live a more positive and productive lifestyle. Lets allow the old year to fade away, keeping only that which informs and reveals the life lessons that help us to grow in our relationships with one another and especially our relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!
God tells us in Isaiah 43, not to remember the past events and pay no attention to the things of old. Instead, prepare yourselves and allow the Lord to do something new in each of us. God desires that we allow His Spirit to do something new in our hearts and lives.
Look to Him, for even now it is on its way!! Our Lord is ready and willing to make a way in the wilderness of our lives, He is not only available, but He is prepared to bring us rivers of living waters in the deserts of our hearts!
So stop! Take time to pray, pay attention to what God would speak and awaken in your spiritual walk with Him! Ask and allow the Lord Jesus to revive your heart and give you a new hunger and thirst for the healings and blessings He has for each of us!!
I believe if we walk into 2017 with hope and a yearning for a fresh and enlivened walk with Him, God Will Deliver!!! He who can build a road through the ocean or carve a pathway through the pounding waves of difficulties is Ready, Willing and Able to bring REVIVAL to Our Hearts!!!
Are you ready to receive what He wants to do for you in 2017?