Greetings my friends ! This is the day that our LORD has made. Let us rejoice. Let us be glad in it. Let us continue to believe, to follow, and to trust our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ.
It is Sunday December 27TH 2020 – the final Sunday of 2020. You know as 2019 was coming to an end we were all looking forward to a new year, a new decade, and a new beginning. It started off rather promising, but then it turned into something that none of us had ever seen or experienced before – a global pandemic that shut the world down.
For some of us 2020 was the worst year of our life, but for many of us it was a great year. It was definitely a year like no other. I think most of us spent more time in our own homes than in any previous year of our life. I learned how to work from home this year, and while it was convenient it wasn’t particularly practical for me. (I’m now back at the workplace full-time.)
The old – 2020 – is almost over. It will soon pass. It will soon be behind us. We can’t do anything about it. What’s done is done. Behold – the new – 2021 – will soon arrive. The LORD said, “Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing.” [Isaiah 43:18-19a]. God said, “I am making all things new.” [Revelation 21:5a].
My hope for you is that 2021 is truly greater for you than 2020. I pray that for you. I pray that for me. It’s a new beginning. Our God loves new beginnings. He loves new creations.
In this upcoming new year – in this new season – let us renew our commitment to getting closer to Christ our Savior.
Christ is the visible image of the invisible God. He existed before anything was created, and is supreme over all creation. For through Him God created everything in the heavenly realms and on earth. He made the things we can see – and the things we can’t see … Everything was created through Him, and for Him. He existed before anything else, and He holds all creation together. Christ is also the head of the church – which is His body. He is the beginning – supreme over all who rise from the dead, so He is first in everything. For God in all His fullness was pleased to live in Christ, and through Him God reconciled everything to Himself. He made peace with everything in heaven and on earth by means of Christ’s blood on the cross. (Colossians 1:15-20)
Christ is Supreme. He came to this earth as a man, but He was and He is God. He’s the Creator of everything. He created each and every one of us. He created a fantastic journey with a unique purpose for all. He was and He is a Savior. He loved us so much that He was willing to die for us just to save us. And then – He conquered death and came back to Life. He’s eternal. He’ll never ever fail us. We must always honor Christ in everything we do and everywhere we go so that we too can rise again – after our time here on Earth is done – so that we can spend eternity with Him.
Let us believe that God is in total control of all of His Glorious creations – then and now – always and forever – through the sunny and clear and pleasing days – and through the dark and stormy and uncertain nights. God is there to lead us. He wants us to follow Him. Let’s do that. Walk with me.
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