I will not shy away from acknowledging how different the last year was for the whole world:
For all the great times you had,
your incredible wins,
your bundles of joy,
victories over insurmountable battles,
the upward glide your life is treading right now.
From the depths of my heart I celebrate you!
For any loss/losses you may have experienced,
any pain you may have gone through,
your hopes that may have been dashed,
dreams that may have been broken or shattered
a seemingly stagnant position,
or perhaps a downward slide through life,
from the depths of my heart I sympathize with you.
I can only imagine how you may feel or may have felt.
I wish I had the answers to all the whys and hows questions you may have.
In the midst of my wishing, one thing I am definitely sure of is one thing.
I have never been so sure about something in my life than I am of this one thing right now.
I am so sure of God’s goodness. ( You my roll your eyes right now or hiss or blurt out a wry laugh)
God’s goodness is unwavering, this I am completely sure of.
He knows about everything that happens to every single human on earth.
He is still on the throne, the same place He was while
His only son went through hell on earth,
was crucified & nailed to the cross.
God knew it and watched it all.
He watched it all because there was a bigger picture.
The big picture of salvation which may have been unclear & blurring to the whole world as it went down.
What I am trying to say is,
the preservation of your life till now is definitely for a reason.
To bring glory & honor to His kingdom.
He hasn’t preserved you to throw pity parties for you and yours.
He wants your eyes fixed on Him, your vision fixed on the big picture.
Just like Jesus who for the vision of the joy set before Him, endured the cross, despised the shame and went on to seat at the right hand of the throne of God.- Hebrews 12:2
Jesus Christ went through it all to show to us that we can thrive through any experience we encounter while in this world.
God sees all of our experiences and wants us to live, thrive, hope and achieve through it all.
Do not wallow in those experiences or in the life God has given you; let us be like Jesus
Going into 2021 fixing our eyes on Him the pioneer and perfecter of our faith. That for the huge success set before us, we would endure the temporal pain, thrive through it in Jesus name.
Happy new year my dears! I love you immensely with the love of Christ.