Well here we are in 2015, as I look back on the past year it seems like a blur. We live in an age where everything seems to be filled with busyness, activity, bustle. So easy to get caught up in it all and forget the most important things. We are thankful for a wonderful Thanksgiving and Christmas season but I am now struck by the solemn moment our nation and the church is facing.
I’ve been studying the Book of Jeremiah and the Book of Lamentations recently. I’m amazed by the similarity between Jeremiah’s day and our own. Jeremiah lived in a land where there had been so much blessing and knowledge of God over the years but the people turned away from God and pursued their selfish desires. I see that here in our land too. We are praying that the same judgement that came upon Israel will not come upon us. To whom much is given, much is required, will we humble ourselves before Him today?
However, even as dark clouds gather, we are looking forward to what a new year will bring and what God will do as we trust in Him. “What time I am afraid I will trust in You” wrote the psalmist. I have learned that He is so good and His mercy endures forever, my prayer is that all of you reading this will come to that knowledge as well.