I finished the year talking about the loss of family and friends and as hard as it is to come to terms with it is reality. We lost a dear friend between Christmas and the New Year which we are still coming to terms with. It was so sudden looking back it feels like he just vanished. We are thankful for his many years of friendship as he supported us and us him. It is a terrible, world we live in and yet we cling to it as if there is nothing better. Just look at the suffering of people and animals in Australia right now with the bush fires caused by mans lack of care of our world. Yes man’s fault. If you care to start reading the first book of the Bible Genesis clearly shows us how God gave this as a responsibility for man. It may have been in the beginning but God knew how our sinful nature would cause crisis after crisis and he promised to prepare a place for us where there would be no sorrow or pain. All we have to do is believe and follow in his way. Whilst we cling to the only things we know there is much better to come.
JEREMIAH 29 V 11
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
So whilst we begin another year and only God knows how long we have here we need to make a difference, be hopeful and work for the good of others using whatever talents we have been given.