Today we stand at the dawn of a New Year and a new decade.
As I look toward the horizon at 2020, I am filled with hope and excitement for what lies ahead.
I am encouraged by all of the support that our fellowship group has received in the past year and the new partnerships and projects shaping up for this coming year.
I can feel God’s blessing on this ministry!
And yet, even as I embrace a spirit of faith and optimism, I am well aware that I can’t see what lays beyond the horizon. None of us can possibly know what tomorrow might bring.
Often enough, we’re called to embrace the unexpected — and how we react to situations we did not anticipate is what ultimately determines how successful any year will be.
This reminds me of a cold night in Chicago a few years ago. My beloved dad and I were in town for important end-of-year fellowship meetings. At the end of a very long day, I was looking forward to getting home as quickly and as warmly as possible.
However, when I looked out the window I saw that it was snowing heavily. My immediate reaction was to be upset about the bad weather. After a long, hard day of working, the last thing I wanted to do was to step out in the cold and wet snow.
The thought of having to stand outside waiting for a cab did not make me happy.