by Lynn Wellumson
We have enjoyed for years getting Christmas cards and letters from friends and family. They, without exception, highlight the good times had by the family through the past year. This has included new births, job promotions, children with stellar grades, new homes, and exotic vacations. We have most years written a letter of our own recalling the blessings and joys of the past year.
One author, after a glowing report, of unusually gifted and talented children, job promotions, and a dog with perfect manners closed his letter with a P.S which read “other things happened too, but they don’t look good in print”.
How thankful we are that God has gone before us in 2013. We can trust His mercy and grace will not only be sufficient but will cover us. We are thankful for His promise of forgiveness and mercy to those who call upon His name and trust in the finished work of Jesus Christ. In our humanness we need His promise of eternal life and the joy of entering His kingdom. We can face the future with optimism and hope even with the knowledge that things will happen that wouldn’t look good in print.