2017 is finished. Today is January 1, 2018. What a year 2017 was for Sal and I! We began the year serving for six weeks in India and we ended the year also in India. It’s hard to believe we are here nearly 4 weeks, and we will continue on for another three months.
But that is only the beginning and the end. So much has happened in our lives in the year 2017. We sold our home of 25 years; we retired from full time ministry; we launched Cross Angle Ministries; we relocated to Florida; we spent the summer decorating our new home; we dodged a hurricane; we spent the best part of the fall writing and rewriting conference materials.
And now we all get to face a new year. Undoubtedly, it will bring a certain amount of joy and sorrow. I’m grateful that most of what lies ahead is not fully known. God is merciful to not reveal more to us regarding the future than absolutely necessary. It is best to trust the One who knows the beginning, middle and the end of each year.
“Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, and spend a year there and engage in business and make a profit.” Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away. Instead, you ought to say, “If the Lord wills we will do this or that.” James 4:13-15
“If the Lord wills!” You’re invited to join me in making that your heart’s cry for the coming year.