2021 winds down today; permit me to look backwards for just a minute.
Many are looking ahead to 2022 as the year that we are prayerfully free from the covid pandemic. I’m right there with them! But in doing so, don’t forget 2021. It wasn’t all bad! Yes, things were different. Yes, many were sick. And yes, sadly we lost many loved ones for a variety of reasons. But through it all God was faithfully walking with us as He always does. Did you sense Him?
Personally this was a year of spiritual growth for me because I had to lean even more on Him. I had to trust Him more than ever. I had to dig into the Word for hope and peace. And there He was. Did you find Him?
There was wonderful time spent with family and friends, even in the midst of the pandemic. We ate together. We laughed together. We enjoyed each other. My five grandsons grew so much and are rapidly changing into young men. I love them dearly. As they make me laugh, I have no doubt they make God laugh. Did you hear Him?
As we tell 2021 goodbye, and we greet 2022, embrace life. Live it to your fullest. Enjoy your time here because it’s short. And pray to reach those who need Him. That’s our biggest commission. To love people and tell them about Jesus.