Well 2016 is coming to close in a way I did not plan. But I guess that shouldn’t really come as a surprise because when do things really ever go as planned? This ending to 2016 hasn’t really been the best, but if we are being honest at least the news I received happened an hour before the ball drops, before I am fully into the New Year. At least I still have a few minutes to ponder this and to see God’s hand in this event and glance back and meditate over God’s hand throughout this past year.
2016 has been a beautifully difficult year. A year filled with struggle, strife, heartbreak, fear, anxiety but it has also been a year of success, healing, joy, peace and so much love. This year has seen me question everything and wonder who I am, who God is and where God is. It has also been a year where I learned a bit more about myself and who I want to become. I met God in new and incredibly wonderful ways, touching the living vein of love.
2016 was full of ups and downs, not only in my life but in the world as well. I guess the thing I am going to take from all I have experienced this past year is that God is so good. No matter what has happened, no matter how many things seemed to fail and not go according to plan, God’s love brought healing and made things beautiful. So as I enter into 2017 I can only hope that I am blessed with as much love as I have felt this year and that I am continuously surprised by God.
“Sing praises to the Lord, O you his faithful ones, and give thanks to his holy name. For his anger is but for a moment; his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may linger for the night but joy comes with the morning.”
My sisters and brothers: May the peace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. I am sending you, your family and friends all my love and well wishes for this New Year! If you find yourself weeping tonight remember that joy comes in the morning
Peace, Joy, Blessings and SO MUCH LOVE,
HAPPY NEW YEAR!