The mess has been cleaned up. The confetti, streamers and hats have been dumped into America’s landfills. The calendar has turned.
Happy New Year
It’s January and about a week’s gone by since we put up the new calendar. I’t’s on the refrigerator and it has pictures of cats, and it’s cute if you like that sort of thing and several in my family do, and me, well, let’s move on.
I can’t say the New Year has made much difference. Maybe it’s just me. I wasn’t jumping up and down about 2018 being over and I wasn’t bouncing about the new year starting. The new year hasn’t made me new, I’m just a week older.
However, a few thoughts I had:
- it’s 11 months and two weeks until Christmas
- it’s eight months until the new college football season
- it’s four months until my birthday
- it’s one month until my next Holy Land Tour
- it’s tomorrow that I have breakfast at a Waffle House
I know, my life is seems terribly exciting. But it’s not all glamor and games.
The new year will bring some good things.
- more progress for the gospel with the people of Cuba
- more homeless families will find a home
- more hot food will be served to the hungry
- more souls will come to know the love of God
- more lives will be forever changed
Whatever you do with New Years and however it affects you just know that the God of all grace cares for you. His plan for your life remains steadfast and authentic.
Some say that God is good. Some say God is good all the time. Life can be good, but defintely not all the time.
Sometimes there are days when life is good, really good, and you rise up to the highest peaks of Mt Victory! But sometimes there are days when life isn’t so good and you drop down into the valley of despair. When those days come try to keep your chin up, decide not give up, and keep looking up, because on your hardest days God is still there, he still cares and he’s still good.