The Year God Has Made - Turning Points with God
The Year God Has Made
All the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.
2 Corinthians 1:20
Today’s a day like any other—the sun comes up and goes down, and time clicks along at its usual speed. But with our calendars and in our minds, today marks a new beginning, a chance to press the restart button of life. In His grace, God gives us a new day every twenty-four hours and a new year every 365 days. He’s the Lord of new beginnings and the King of fresh hope.
Think of it this way. Without Christ, we’re like passengers on a doomed ship, sailing into the night, fearing the storms ahead and hoping there’s enough entertainment on board to distract us from our forebodings. But with Him in our hearts, we’re sailing under a heavenly flag with the Captain of our salvation at the helm. We know this will be a good voyage—a great year—even if there are choppy waters along the way.
We can face the future without fear, for “all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God.” This is the year that the Lord has made! We will rejoice and be glad in it (Psalm 118:24).
To Thee our prayers addressing, still ask Thee for Thy blessing: Grant us a joyful year.
PAUL EBER, THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL