We are coming up to the end of 2020. The longest, most surreal year in recent memory. When I think about last Christmas and New Years, we were really so naive about what this year would hold. There we were celebrating and hugging all willy nilly, never imagining that we would be heading into a long drought of family, friends, activities and inundated with fast flying rumors, anarchy, unrest, disunity and disinformation. We won’t even start with the still unsolved election mess, and whichever way that eventually turns out it’s not going to be pretty for half of our country. My personal pendulum has swung all year. I have arrived at the conclusion that there is more going on than some powers that be would have us to know. What I DO know? God is still on His throne. He has not been caught unaware by this year and all of the heartache, disappointment and corruption. I posted this Charles Spurgeon quote on Facebook last week and I think it sums up a proper response for a Christian.
“Cheer up, Christian! Things are not left to chance: no blind fate rules the world. God hath purposes, and those purposes are fulfilled. God hath plans, and those plans are wise, and can never be dislocated.”
Happy New Year Friends, peace and good will to you and yours.