Another Year Is Dawning

David Bast

READ : Psalm 90

He has said, “I will never leave you or forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5)

New Year’s Day means a lot of things. For too many people it means waking up with a stiff hangover. For millions of Americans it means endless football bowl games. For countless others it means making a list of resolutions for self-improvement, most of them involving weight loss.

For Christians, this should be a day for careful self-examination, and prayerful expectation. It only takes 24 hours to go from December 31st to January 1st. When you woke up this morning you were just one day older than when you went to bed last night.

But the turning of the calendar to the beginning of a new year does make us more conscious today than ever of the passing of time, and of the uncertainty of our lives. There is much that you can’t know about the coming year and what it may bring. You can’t know what will happen to your family or to yourself, to your property or possessions. You can’t know whether you will live to see this year’s end, or even tomorrow’s sunrise. But if you are a Christian, you can know this: whatever the year may bring, the Lord will be with you to see you through.

PRAYER

Another year is dawning; dear Father, let it be, On earth, or else in heaven, another year with Thee. (Frances Havergal)