As one year ends and another begins, we may hear or see a lot of "best of" lists. We take the time to reflect on what has happened in the past year. At the same time, we may also look forward to expectations for the upcoming year. As we look back and ahead during the transition from one year to the next, we need to remember the true beginning and end!
God has always been and will always be. As the book of Revelation tells us, God is the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the "who is and who was and who is to come." Our reflections of the past year should include God's role in our lives - how His love, forgiveness, and guidance have helped us. Our expectations and looking forward should also include our plans for learning more and becoming closer to God. Our transition from one year to the next should look back and look ahead to all that God has done and will do in our lives!
Look back at the blessings from God and look ahead to all that He can and will do in your life!
Thank You for all that You have done and all that You will do in my life. Help me to always hear and follow You. Through Jesus I pray, amen.