We are already into a new year, and I suppose that each of us greet this event with questions, with hope, and a few resolutions. Three uncertainties, perhaps distractions at best, for we do not know what the answers will be to our questions, or that our hopes will be met, and our resolutions will be determined by our fortitude. As we greet the New Year is this the best we can do?
This debate was stirred within me on Tuesday when I stood at the crossroads of the New Year and read this: “You shall not go out with haste… for the Lord will go before you, and the God of Israel will be your rear guard” (Isa 52:12). Isaiah brought forth the three realms of our life: yesterday, today and tomorrow; some good things to think about on New Years day.
What does this passage mean for the Christian? It means the resurrected Christ before us, forgiveness behind us [the cross], which gives us confidence in today. A good way to live 2014 don’t you think?
Certain in the New Year,