2015 ends today. Tomorrow is the start of 2016. Today is Thursday. Tomorrow will be Friday. In one sense, today is just another day. While all this is true, there is still something special about the coming to the end of one year and the anticipation of a new year about to come.
People often celebrate at the end of the year. As people of God we too should celebrate all that He has done to touch our lives in the past year. As we look back over the year, may we offer our thanks to God for the guidance, blessings, and love He has poured out upon us. May we also give thanks for the opportunities we have had to share His message and His love with others. And lastly, may we give Him thanks for the times when His strength and love were all that carried us through.
As 2016 is about to dawn, we also must look forward to the new year. We wonder what all God has in store for us. We wonder how and where we will grow in our relationship with God and anticpate the ways He will use us in 2016 to be His light and love and hope in our world. May we enter into the new year as eager disciples, seeking to draw ever closer to God in our walk of faith and seeking to be ever more like Jesus in our walk in the world.
Scripture reference: Psalm 147: 12-20