What I Read Today;

Romans 1; Matthew 1; Isaiah 1; Psalm 1; Joshua 1; Genesis 1

Well 2020 is officially over.

2020 began with so much hope. I had plans of a new career, but things didn’t work out as I had planned. The loss of a family member hit us in March. COVID shut down our state the week after the funeral. In August I went through some health issues of my own which laid me low for the fall. My issues weren’t COVID related but were still a big issue. I’m doing much better now but I have a ways to go. This year has not been easy to say the least. I haven’t written much these past few months.

The truth is I’ve struggled with health, work, family and the responsibilities of keeping a group of people who work for me as COVID free as I could. It’s been a tough year.

Now that the years over I’m hoping for a new beginning. A new chapter. That’s why as I restart my year and my reading I look at the pages of scripture as an analogy for the pages of our lives. 2021 brings the hope of a vaccine. 2021 brings the hope of new beginnings and a new found restored faith.

As we begin this new year, I think about the words in Genesis 1:1-2:

“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.” ESV

In spite of everything that’s happened, I know God’s spirit remains constantly around me. Just as he remains around you. It’s the hope that remains with all of us who trust Christ.

Let’s pray that 2021 brings an end to COVID and a new beginning of peace!

9 thoughts on “January 1, 2021 – New Beginnings

  1. Im sorry to hear about your health and the loss of your family member, i pray that God will comfort you and heal you and give ypu strength to manage all of lifes duties. Just a reminder of the sermon today in Church, that the things we face in life are like seasons and these seasons are a reminder of God’s providential mercies, that if we mourn today tomorrow we shall assuredly rejoice Ecclesiastes 3. That the beauty is once one season is over we remain hopeful and ready for the next coming season and we have every reason to hope for God is with us leading us through life.

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