Every 365 days we make an incredible journey. As we ride this ball of clay called the earth we will circumnavigate a ball of fire called the sun. However the incredible journey is not the trip we make around the sun, instead it is the life we live on this earth. Myself, I am thankful for the gravitational miracle of God that keeps me from losing my grip on this earth and flying off into space. The greater miracle however is the grace that He gives us as we walk day by day on this incredible journey.
We never know what 365 days will bring. Your life will be much different at the end of this year than it is at the beginning. For instance even now in one wing of a hospital people stand gazing into a nursery oohing and awing at a new life just beginning. However, in another wing of the same hospital a family gathers to say goodby to a loved one whose life on this earth is ending. You see life never remains the same it is ever changing. In truth the road we travel every year is an uncharted one. In the next 365 day we will truly go where no one has ever gone before as we make this incredible journey.
Yes, a new year always holds mysterious uncertainties. In the next 365 days we will experience victories and failures. Hopefully there will be times when we laugh until we cry but there may also be times when we cannot stop crying because of heartbreak and grief. While the days ahead are unpredictable we are blessed to have a Heavenly Father who is constant and unchanging. In Isaiah 54:9-10 the God who has compassion on us says,” Even if the mountains walk away and the hills fall to pieces, My love won’t walk away from you, my covenant commitment of peace will never fall apart.”
So I hope you have a blessed and Happy New Year. It is my prayer that in the days to come you will cling to God’s promises. No matter what this incredible journey brings, may you always find peace in the presence of our Lord.
Douglas & Deborah Huff
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