Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Look Back to Look Ahead

As we start a New Year, it is fitting to look back and remember. Some of those memories are painful but we remember the steadfast love of the Lord and this gives us courage to move ahead into the unknown of 2015. In fact, some of our most painful memories are the greatest testaments of God’s faithfulness to us.
         The circumstances of 2015 are unknown and the Lord of the year may bring us great trials and deep suffering. He may bring us great blessings and resounding rejoicing. The particular circumstances are unknown to us but the God of the circumstances is intimately acquainted with us.
         As we get ready to look ahead, we remember the love of the Father, He that spared not His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all. How shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? We remember Jesus, looking unto the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. We remember the Holy Spirit of promise, in Whom you were sealed, which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of His glory.

         These things are true. Remember them. Now look ahead in faith. The Lord is with you.  Amen.

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