The year 2020 will remind us of what really matters in this life when we look back in years from now.
Some people have been speaking about a reset button, but I would like to think of this year as a pause button. Truly it has been an interesting year, even a Leap Year at that.
If you make out a yearly calendar with plans ahead each week and month, nothing seemed to go smoothly this year. It gave us time to look within ourselves during the lockdowns in this pandemic. Bringing out the best and perhaps the worst in us, For some even challenging our faith in God and trust in humanity, including government and science.
The whining and complaining, or the ‘I’m right, you’re wrong attitude did nothing for anxiety and stress levels.
Most parents and grandparents want the best for our children, but the reality is that it is not always in the stuff or even the status quo when it comes to school, work, sports, etc.
The pause button is a time to reflect and realize that we have each other. Perhaps being simplistic and to realize that basic needs such as food, work, clothes, and shelter will teach us to become more content and even happier because we have each other.
I know several of you may still struggle through this year and in the coming year 2021. We need to realize that our answer is not the government, but God. God is the one who truly provides even in the little things. To some it may not seem like a miracle, but to others it was their miracle. God truly is our source for everything no matter how independent you may live or how strong and great you think you are.
When we gathered around the table this past Christmas Eve, I talked to my family about how the Lord watched over us even during this difficult year. We held hands and prayed to thank God as the source of strength, and our provision, but also as a sign of humility, because God truly knows and holds the future.
It is in these little moments that bring back the memories, when we look back, because they truly are the big things in life.
As we near the end of this year 2020 may each of us “Look unto Jesus, who is the author and finisher of our faith”
May the best be yet to come for you my friend, as we look forward to 2021.
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