Happy New Year!

The turning of the calendar puts me in a reflective mood.

In what ways has God been with us in the past year, and what can we expect in the coming year?
Here’s what we can count on: while circumstances change, God’s presence and his love do not.
Isaac Watts’s paraphrase of Psalm 90 states is well. (It’s what we sang in worship on January 1)

Our God, our help in ages past, our hope for years to come,
our shelter from the stormy blast, and our eternal home.

Before the hills in order stood, or earth received its frame,
from everlasting thou art God, to endless years the same.

A thousand ages in thy sight are like an evening gone,
short as the watch that ends the night before the rising sun.

Time, like an ever rolling stream, bears all our years away;
They fly forgotten, as a dream dies at the opening day.

Our God, our help in ages past, our hope for years to come,
be thou our guard while life shall last, and our eternal home.

God is good: yesterday, today, and forever! Happy New Year!

Pastor Daniel