Once more have we turned a page 365 days long to another, unwritten, unstained, unknown – and more than a little uncertain. Our faith does not banish uncertainty as much as it buttresses it with courage and the certain hope of God’s presence within it. With all we do not know, we do not have to be alone. And the One who walks alongside us understands our common plight.
More than we do.
Let us take our cue from Jesus himself who once shared with equally uncertain disciples, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”*
The well known song “Auld Lang Syne” is one we sing often. But, it is not one we usually understand. Those pesky Scots! I pray it brings you just a hint of peace and warmth after a year of strife and division.
*See John 16:33
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IMHO, to completely relish eternity with our Father, we must experience the trouble Jesus spoke of and respond as He taught us.
Well said, Donna. This is especially true, given the fact that our eternity begins in the now. In God’s perspective, there is no “then”, there is only “now.” Hence, we treasure it all and pursue God and our neighbour accordingly. Thanks for sharing!