There’s something exciting about new things. New Sunday clothes, new house, new car, new baby, etc. A new year is really exciting. We bring it in with a BANG!
We look back today – we look forward. Looking back is no problem. It is merely reminiscing. But looking forward is a problem. We don’t know what this year will hold for us. Some try to see into tomorrow by gazing into crystal balls; seeking out a fortune teller; reading the cards, tea leaves, etc. But the fact is we don’t know what tomorrow holds. The future is in the hands of God. Since it is in His hands then we don’t have to worry – just trust Him.
There are some things we know will happen:
Thousands will die without Christ
Wars and rumors of wars will continue
Famine will get worse
There will be more earthquakes
Days will be filled with troubles
Other things that could happen:
Jesus could return this year
We could be called to give an account for our lives
We could win many for the Lord
Fast more often
Study the Word more diligently
Criticize no one