Happy New Year January 1, 2015

There are no lack of prognostications about what will be happening in 2015. For the next few day people will be asking questions and making predictions about what we can look for in the coming year. In truth, no one really knows. We see trends and make plans, but that is the best we can do. Personally, I’m pessimistic and optimistic about the coming year. I am pessimistic because I see the house of cards we’ve built in this world, economically, politically, and socially. In the process we have progressively shut the doors of that house to the Lord who made us, and who alone knows what is for our best good. I am optimistic because I know that whatever trouble may come upon us because of our foolishness, that is not the end of the story. Having just celebrated Christmas, we live in the truth that God has come to us in Jesus Christ. He has acted on our behalf with His redeeming love. He continues to call all who are willing to listen. He has promised to complete the plan for which we were created. Whatever comes in this year, we are called to put our trust in the one true God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.