Dear Precious Friends,
As we welcome a new day, we are reminded of the gift of the day, the amazing love Jesus has for us to give us a new day and the price He paid for our salvation. As things start winding down for the year and we prepare for the new year, it is important we reflect on our year and remember what Jesus has done for us this past year, whether we have experienced loss, laughter, joy, heartbreak. Whatever our experience, Jesus is God with us and He knows our pain, our joy, our suffering, our mourning and He is here for us. we are reminded of His Faithfulness from Lamentations 3:21-24
This I recall to my mind,
Therefore I have hope.
The Lord’s loving kindnesses indeed never cease,
For His compassions never fail.
They are new every morning;
Great is Your faithfulness.
God's faithfulness never ceases... He wants us to remember and live each day for Him seeing the mighty things He is doing now...
His love transforms us. He is God with us as we've seen over and over this season, He is Emmanuel and wants to walk closely with us as we walk through each day.
God wants to fill us with hope and expectancy for his future plans. The new year, filled with its possibilities and new beginnings, is quickly approaching. Our heavenly Father, who dwells in all of eternity, longs to prepare us for what is to come. He will lay a foundation for our year with a fresh revelation of His love, faithfulness, and presence. He fills us with hope and desires that he will see through to fruition.
As we walk through these next few days preparing for the new year, let's reflect on the Life lessons He taught us this year and ask the Lord for His perfect will to be done walking into the new year. He wants to hear from us... What are we taking into the New Year that He taught us and what do we want the Lord to do in and through us in 2022.
As we reflect, embrace the present and hope for the future, I pray this day is filled with the joy of the Lord who loves us so much He laid down His life for each of us so we may receive His gift of salvation and be with Him for eternity. May we love others by our actions and through the love Jesus gave us.
This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. 1 John 3:16