As we get our feet firmly planted in this new year of 2012 I’m sure you have experienced a sense of a new beginning in many ways. For me the year ended with not only remembering the events of 2011 but reflecting on all of life’s journey so far. By God’s grace we can remind ourselves of our hope in Jesus, where he has brought u from, and where He is taking us to. Charlie Daniels wrote in a song one time “watch where you’re going, and remember where you’ve been”. I like that because it’s down to earth and good advice. By the way, it’s soundly biblical too. For those of us who name the name of Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior its always necessary and good to consider what we have been delivered from and that in the power Christ we can live in newness of life. In 2 Corinthians 5:17 God’s Holy Spirit wrote through the hands of Paul, the apostle, “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new”. That is truth that we can hold on to in this new year in every trial and circumstance that we find ourselves faced with.
It’s good to remember where we’ve been but even better to look forward to where we’re headed.
Rejoice in Christ! and a belated Happy New Year.