"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation,
the old has passed away, behold the new has come."
II Corinthians 5: 7
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
Starting a new year is always exciting to me. It is a chance to start again. It is an opportunity to begin anew. It is a time to wipe the slate clean and once again begin a journey of 365 brand new days.
It is thrilling to think of a new year and the wonderful possibilities that we have as Christians. St. Paul writes," The old has passed away, behold, the new has come." As Christians, we face each and every day with freshness - with optimism - with an attitude that I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
It is our strength as faithful Christians that brings us from one year to the next. 2020 is a year many want to forget. Wipe away. Totally ignore.
However, we should never forget the past lest we to repeat it. We must always stand upon the past and face into the future.
We hope 2021 will be less challenging - but at this point, being realistic, we know the future will continue to not only challenge us, but also hopefully enlighten us as well.
As we begin 2021, may each one of us seek God's guidance and wisdom for our lives. May we ask God to lead us in the paths we are to go. May we strive to be faithful followers of our Lord and Savior, whose birth we have just celebrated.
In Peace and Love,