This last year has been an arguably controversial and crazy one, especially in the realm of politics. Political offices will be refilled next year along with many new developments, some of which are being awaited with fearful anxiety.There is a thickness of tension in the air as the future is filled with uncertainty. Will the kingdoms of humanity succeed? Or is there another kingdom to look forward to?
We will explore this next year, along with hopefully a review of the last and what God's Word brings to bear on these issues.
As for now, this is a great time to reflect on our lives and where they are headed, and whether even fundamental changes can be made to reorient ourselves in light of the instability we see in the world today. May peace reign in our hearts from the Prince of Peace, who as Christians believe is the True Ruler of our universe.
God bless, and I part with some selected lyrics from a Christian band that has recently been resurrected from non-existence and made a huge comeback this year:
When I was small, the furthest I could reach,
Was not so high,
Then I thought the world was so much smaller,
Feeling I could fly.
Through distant deeps and skies,
Below the face of Heaven,
He stoops to create me.
Dear Father, I need you,
Your strength, my heart to mend.
I want to fly higher,
Every new day again.
Man versus himself.
Man versus machine.
Man versus the world.
Mankind versus me.
The struggles go on,
The wisdom I lack,
The burdens keep piling
Up on my back.
So hard to breathe,
To take the next step.
The mountain is high,
I wait in the depths.
Yearning for grace,
And hoping for peace.
Healing hands of God have mercy on our unclean souls once again!
Jesus Christ, light of the world, burning bright within our hearts forever!
Freedom means love without condition,
Without a beginning or an end.
Here's my heart, let it be forever Yours,
Only You can make every new day seem so new!
~Five Iron Frenzy, "Every New Day," Our Newest Album Ever!