Faith in our Holy Living Creator God is the bedrock of all hope & hope is the fuel for our healing. Faith & trust in God, & God’s grace poured out on us, is truly amazing. It can bring healing & wholeness even in the midst of suffering & bring light into an otherwise broken spirit & in that is hope for all who know suffering.
Generally, New Year’s Day is a day filled with eager anticipation & hope as we look forward to the opportunity for a fresh start & all the hidden events & opportunities that await us. In many ways however, I think we can all agree that the feeling this year as we step into the new year, is very different than in previous years, as fear, doubt, & dread fill the overcast skies.
One has to wonder when fear, doubt, pain & hopeless despair threaten to overtake us, how we are able to sustain the hope, peace, joy & receive the love that we experienced as we paused at the manger on Christmas eve.