HAPPY NEW YEAR! But will it be a happy year? Or will it also have its share of trials and tears? We simply don’t know. In my message yesterday I spoke about our walking into the unknown. But this is really true for every day. We have our plans and expectations, but we simply can’t know what is ahead. Even so, we don’t live in fear. Having just celebrated the Christmas event, God coming among us in Jesus Christ, we can move forward in faith, trusting our Lord for all that is ahead. This is not a general optimism about life. I am not optimistic about this life. I am trusting in our Lord to complete the good plan for which He has called us to be a part of His life. He has demonstrated His love toward us in many ways. He has promised to be with us always. He has assured us that He will complete the work He has begun in our lives. Whether there is joy or there are tears in this coming year, the Lord is there. You are His child and He will not let you go. May your new year be very blessed as you put your trust in the Lord Jesus Christ.