God’s Perfect Method
God speaks to us in many ways, but He speaks most clearly to us through His Son and through His Word. With the Word before us, we have to look back on the road we have travelled and ‘beg is friendly light’ to illuminate the road stretching out ahead of us. On New Year‘s Eve we are not allowed simply to contemplate the transience of life. The mere though of our mortality is enough to upset us. But, the content of the year behind us is much more important that its duration.
In the past year, the Lord has done so much in our lives, ( I can vouch for mine) giving it meaning and quality. All of this is undeserved grace. We do not deserve what we have achieved. We can merely confess: “Everything He does is good.” The year did not bring only joy, but that is not necessarily bad. Sometimes God tests us with grief, but this too is for our own good.
When we reach the end of the pilgrimage, as we have reached the end of this year, we will clasp our hands together in amazement and humbly confess that ‘He did everything well’. We may not understand everything, but there is a reason and a purpose for all. With this knowledge we can take our leave of the old year with peach of mind.
Leader ad Finisher of my faith, I rejoice in the knowledge that through Jesus You work everything that happens to me for my good.
All the living knowledge of God rests on this foundation: that we experience Him in our lives s the will to love.