I’m told there are about 365 "fear
nots" in the Bible. That immediately brings to mind that our Lord will be with us every day of this new year, taking
care of us in His great way.
Oh yes…there are times when we wonder at His Way, for it seems that it’s taking too long, or is too round-about.
But He says in verse 32 in Luke’s gospel…"Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure
to give you the kingdom."
And we further should bear in mind that we’re not working for treasure here…our reward will come in Heaven.
Jesus sees the sparrow fall; nevertheless, sparrows MUST fall, for there is such a time for each of us. And so let each of
us work and live our Christian lives, not to make things better for us HERE, but for us to make things better for OTHERS here,
with our own reward coming at a time when we won’t have to dread an ending…it will be for eternity.
"WHEREFORE, IF God so clothe the grass of the field,
which today is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, shall He not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? Therefore take
no thought, saying, what shall we eat? Or, what shall we drink? Or, wherewithal shall we be clothed? For after all these
things do the Gentiles seek (that’s us) for your Heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things"
things get tough, "consider the lilies how they grow…if God so clothe the grass, which is today in the field and
tomorrow is cast into the oven; how much more will He clothe you!"
We have reason to expect better things this coming year. A leader who respects Christians
and thinks as we do about American Freedoms and the Bible. And he will join us as friends of Israel. And his new
choice(s) to the Supreme Court will appreciate what is taught in our Bible.
Give your life to Christ each morning. The new year will go better for you.