One of God’s glorious gifts to mankind is to bestow upon  him the dawn of a new year. New opportunities and challenges are before him. A chance to try again, to make another endeavor,  to successfully accomplish the ambitions which were perhaps cast aside with discouragement in the year past. Life is full of beginnings. As one stands at the gate and with doubtful hand draws aside the curtain and peers into the unknown, he begins today by taking his first step across the threshold of the New Year. It is already a beautiful year because it is another year of our Lord.

          Gazing at the far horizons and half wondering what the coming months will bring, pause but a moment to reflect over the old volume of three hundred and sixty=five days just ended. The pages may have been marred by mistakes and torn by intentions, but a few more miles have been covered on the upward climb, pressing toward the mark.

Through many dangers, toils and snares
We have already come,
‘Twas grace that brought us safe thus far,
And grace will leads us Home.

          It has not been our won achievement, Great has been our Father’s faithfulness; new every morning have been His mercies. He faileth never.

Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me. . . . Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.  Hebrews 13:5-6, 8

Trust God for your day . . . Today