I wish there were as many nutrients and vitamins in ice cream as in spinach.
I wish the roads and highways near the new Brave stadium, Suntrust Park, would get finished before the Braves host the San Diego Padres on April 14.
I wish that cable television had more channels worth watching than just Fox News, the Food Network, and TV Land.
I wish I were as technologically savvy as any one of my grandchildren.
I wish we could be spared all the telemarketing calls we currently get during dinner.
I wish I could remember not to spend so much time looking for my glasses when they are on my nose.
Since we didn’t have a white Christmas, I wish we would at least have a white Valentine’s Day.
I wish dieting were as easy and as successful as the Marie Osmond’s Nutrisystem commercials suggest.
I wish I could remember all my passwords instead of having to call Joe Westbury to find out what they are.
I wish I could take a “selfie” that would make me look less like a giddy nerd.
I wish I could write a GEICO commercial that meets the company’s criteria for silliness.
I wish the Chicago Cubs would have a World Series repeat or the Red Sox would win it all this year.
I wish the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as the 45th president of the United States will go smoothly with no violent demonstrations or incidents.
I wish the people of America would seek to live peaceably with one another, mutually help one another, lift up the weak and downtrodden, and honor our heritage.
I wish for strong religious liberty legislation to be passed in our state to protect our pastors, churches, and businesses from government interference.
I wish for the gambling industry to take a hike, do their lobbying, and ply their trade on some uninhabited island.
I wish for the Georgia Baptist missionaries a passionate desire to become pace-setters in Christian service, sacrifice, and soul winning.
I wish GBC president Thomas Hammond enough hours in the day to do everything he plans to do.
I wish I had some of GBC Executive Director J. Robert White’s wisdom and leadership ability.
I wish every GBC church would participate in “The Big Invite” so we could visit one million homes in Georgia before Easter and have one million people worshiping in our churches on Easter Sunday (514,000 is our average worship attendance).
I wish for the pastors of our state the provisions necessary for their families, the support of their congregations, and the empowerment of the Holy Spirit for their ministry.
I wish for revival in our churches and for the saints to be zealous about the things of God and for the salvation of the lost.
I pray that in my life in 2017 there will be more of Christ and less of Gerald Harris.