Happy New Year!
“Oh, sing to the LORD a new song! Sing to the LORD, all the earth.” Psalm 96:1
New Year’s days are not remarkable in themselves. They are just a turn of the calendar, a click of the clock, the start of just another day. But for us, humankind, New Year’s Day is a marker of great importance. It defines a measure of time for us that closed the past and opens to the future. And the future for us, as believers, is alive with hope and life, with joyful anticipation of good things to come.
So, God invites us to celebrate the new day, the new things to come and the new opportunities to let His kingdom come and His will be done on earth as it is in heaven. We, on this day and throughout the New Year, have the opportunity to sing a new song to the Lord our God, to worship Him with new expressions of His worthiness.
Pray today and thank God for this New Year and for all His blessings, provisions, purposes and plans for our lives to be revealed as the year unfolds before us. His plans for us are good and filled with loving hope.
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11