If ever there was a meme to sum up our year, this would be it. By the way, if you haven't seen Lost,
WHAT in heaven's name are you waiting for?
And I thought 2015 was a real winner around here. I somehow thought....hoped....... this time last year, that turning the page from December to January would somehow make all things new. Magical. I had hope in the influence of the calendar, of some purposeful change that December 31 becoming January 1 would bring. Hope..... or maybe just a faint glimmer of optimism at the end of a really b-a-d year. Then 2016 hit and we really found out what bad is.
As this year comes to a close, it's rare for a day to pass when someone doesn’t comment on how awful 2016 has been. But turning the page? While it brings a fresh start and a clean slate..........well, it doesn’t really work that way, does it? Optimism is a good thing.But of course, we need the hope of God.
With this, we know life will sometimes get very, very hard. And sometimes our hearts will be burdened with heaviness we cannot even fathom, but He comes. He comes humbly into the horror of it all so that we don’t have to walk the hard journeys alone.
He is the compassionate Savior who whispers peace and comfort into our troubled, tumultuous days. We can turn the calendar page not with optimism, but with genuine hope in the God who saves. SO this year, any year........we are not alone. Never alone......are we?