THE WORD: Expecting greatness in the New Year


We will turn the page in a few days and find ourselves in a new year. Many will be busy making new year’s resolutions. Others starting over…again. Some will decide there is so much negative news and chaos in this world; why bother? In the Bible, there were many accounts where the people were expectant. We are currently in the Christmas season. Mary, the mother of Jesus, was expecting his arrival, the promised Messiah, the king. 

The Bible says, “But in keeping with his promise, we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells. So then, dear friends, since you are looking forward to this, make every effort to be found spotless blameless, and at peace with him” (2 Peter 3:13,14). Jesus is our hope, our promise of a new heaven and earth, a peace that passes all understanding. Have a blessed, prosperous new year in Christ.


Dear Heavenly Father, 

May the peace that only you can give fill our hearts in this upcoming new year. We thank you that we can guard our hearts and minds in Christ against the schemes of the enemy. Let us look forward to the horizon, knowing that you have great blessings ahead.