Happy New Year

In 1939 with Britain at war and the future so uncertain, King George VI included the following poem in his Christmas address to the nation and the Commonwealth:

And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year:
“Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.”
And he replied:
“Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the Hand of God.
That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way.”
So I went forth, and finding the Hand of God, trod gladly into the night.
And He led me towards the hills and the breaking of day in the lone East.

So heart be still:
What need our little life
Our human life to know,

If God hath comprehension?
In all the dizzy strife
Of things both high and low,
God hideth His intention.

God knows. His will
Is best. The stretch of years
Which wind ahead, so dim

To our imperfect vision,
Are clear to God. Our fears
Are premature; In Him,
All time hath full provision.

Then rest: until
God moves to lift the veil
From our impatient eyes,
When, as the sweeter features
Of Life’s stern face we hail,
Fair beyond all surmise
God’s thought around His creatures
Our mind shall fill

(by Minnie Louise Haskins (1875-1957))

Yes, as we stand at the gate of this year, as in 1939, God knows today and all the unknown days before each of us. We can be still and rest in Him; we can have His peace and be at peace with Him. Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ’ Romans chapter 5 verse 1.

God knows; Happy New Year.