The beginning of a new year. There are many prediction about what it will hold, but no one really knows. In face, we don’t know what the next month, or day or hour will hold. And you know, I’m not sure we want to. We likely would be consumed with anticipation and fear. Nothing really turns out exactly as we anticipate anyway. Psalm 23 is one that many people have read at a funeral, but it really is a Psalm for life.
The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil,
for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.
May our gracious Lord be with you through all the days of this new year and always, and may your trust rest firmly in Him.