In the next few days, pundits will line up to make their annual predictions about the next twelve months. Some forecasts are ominous; but in spite of expert opinions, the new year will be what we make of it. Faith and character often find their most expressive canvas in challenging circumstances.
To prepare for whatever 2012 may bring, I look back rather than forward. I’m reminded that the most profound life lessons are those learned in testing. If this is a testing year, I will celebrate the opportunity, knowing that faith also carries great and perfect promises of blessing, even deliverance.
The greatest gift I could give to those unsure of the future is to urge them to receive the Savior of the Bible. The one thing to know is not a what–it is a Who. Know Christ. When Christ Jesus is your sure foundation, no future is uncertain. Happy New Year!