It's still a bit sleepy the New Year. Well, after all it is not very old yet. What will it bring us? Are we excited? Do we have all kinds of plans? Let's see.
But as for me, it is good to be near God. (Psalm 73, 28 NIV) This is the verse from the Bible selected for the year 2014. The verse continues like this: .... I have made the Sovereign Lord my refuge; I will tell of all your deeds.
From my own experiences I can confirm that it is all over comfortable and good to know that God is always here. I know that he cares for me and looks after me.
We do not know what this young, just a few days old baby will become one day. But I know that his parents, brother and grandparents care for him with great love and therefore I am convinced that one day he will turn into a self assured man, capable of facing life.
Just like a family takes care of a baby, yet a lot more God is taking care of us no matter how old we are. He will always look after us. Therefore we may confidently face future and look forward to all the great things that the New Year will provide for us.
However in the verse prior to this one we read:
Those who are far from you will perish; you destroy all who are unfaithful to you. (Psalm 73, 27 NIV)
Every person may take his own decision to lead his life with or without God. I have decided to live with God, and I feel very comfortable with my choice.