We spent New Year's Eve at the Stams' house, praying and singing hymns with brothers and sisters from Clifton Baptist Church--hymns such as "The Gospel Song":
Holy God in love became
Perfect Man to bear my blame.
On the Cross He took my sin,
By His death I live again.
We finished around eleven o'clock by singing "Auld Lang Syne," then made it back to our apartment in time to raise a glass and ring in 2008 with our friends Micah and Carrie.
I felt like George Bailey: the richest man in town.