I hope you’re excited about the new year! I am—and not just because 2020 was … well … not great. New Years always offers us new hope and promise. But right now, I want you to take a moment to reflect on what’s happened in your life in the past year and thank God for all the blessings that God’s given us. If you need some help, here are some of mine:

  • I was able to meet my niece for the first time.
  • I was in the wedding of my best friend and officiated weddings for three
    former students.
  • I discovered new hobbies, learned new skills, and found creative ways to do my job.

While this year may not have been what any of us expected or wanted, there is still so much to be thankful for. And as I think of the best things of 2020, I believe that God had something to do with those “best things.” Even with problems and difficulties, God has still been at work in our lives.

As you remember the things that God has done in your life in the past year, read and hear these words from Psalm 105:1-5:

“Give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name; make his deeds known to all people! Sing to God; sing praises to the Lord; dwell on all his wondrous works! Give praise to God’s holy name! Let the hearts rejoice of all those seeking
the Lord! Pursue the Lord and his strength; seek his face always! Remember the wondrous works he has done, all his marvelous works, and the justice he declared.”

Happy New Year and THANKS be to God!