Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations. Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the whole world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.—PSALM 90:1–2
New Year’s Eve is upon us. Tomorrow we will turn the pages of the calendar and we’ll be in both a new month and a new year. My family is together in Michigan. My friends are in Maine, Virginia and Florida. And I’m working in Reno.Nevada to ring in the New Year.
New Year’s is one of those reflective holidays and it’s a little disconcerting to have my family and friends scattered to the east. I’m lonely spending New Years without Glen. Like so many on the threshold of a new year, I face change in my life, an uncertain future and the dawning awareness that a chapter of life is closing for good. In an uncertain world I yearn for stability and predictability.
Then in the early morning darkness I found myself spontaneously humming the tune to the Isaac Watts hymn “O God, Our Help in Ages Past”. The hymn reminds me that He has been at my side every year of my life to supply my needs. And He will stay by our sides as we meet challenges of this new year together.
May this new year bring you immense happiness in all you do and put a renewed confidence in your heart.