Since it’s the next-to-the-last day of 2014 I figured I’d take a look back at the year that was…sort of a year end review. Walk with me a little while…
I could take you step by step through the headlines of 2014, but I don’t want you to get too depressed too quickly. And I could skim through only the news where we human beings were cruel to one another. But again, I think you’d get mighty depressed mighty fast.
Hey, I know. Maybe I could stick with the celebrity highlights. Whoops…with well-known “stars” committing suicide, drug and alcohol overdoses, and other falls from grace…that might not be the sweet spot I’m looking for either.
Hmm…this year end review seems bleak.
Well, maybe we should start with how much improved our American way of life became. There are lots of stories on that…aren’t there? Hmm…nope. I can’t find much on that subject from that perspective. So, what do you think? Has your standard of living or quality of life improved in 2014?
OK…maybe a good year end review would be to simply look back and count your blessings. Are you willing to do that? Do you believe you were blessed in 2014? I know I was. It was an extremely challenging year. It was filled with changes, health problems, and even dastardly ne’er-do-wells. But I know this much…God loves me. He is FOR me. And if God is for you, who cares who else is against you.
So, I look back at the year that was and I’m thankful. No matter what went wrong, God was with me. No matter what I endured, I endured it with God’s love. I hope you can say the same thing. Let me know. And let’s pray for each other to stand strong in 2015. Are you with me?