On the Cusp of a New Year


What will the new year bring?

Things I see coming:

  • The graduation of my youngest child from high school
  • My parents 50th wedding anniversary
  • An empty nest
  • A new book published

Things that seem likely:

  • A bathroom upgrade
  • Business trips
  • More writing
  • Trips to see our college kids

And then there’s the stuff I can’t see coming yet. In truth, I can’t even know that any of the probable or likely things I’ve listed for 2013 will actually happen.┬áBut it’s comforting to know God already knows.

“Now listen, you who say, ‘Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.’ Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, you ought to say, ‘If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.’ As it is, you boast and brag. All such boasting is evil.” James 4:13-16

As we stand on the cusp of a new year, will you join me in resting 2013 in the capable hands of Jesus?