Losing a child, especially one with whom the parents had a close and meaningful relationship with, is one of life’s most agonizing challenges, even for believers in Christ. Thank God that, because His mercies are new every day, believing parents who experience unchained agony have hope and the promised help for the times when their loved ones are gone.
Colors absolutely do matter. Indeed, it is believed that our favorite colors reveal our personality—our character and our ways of behaving. However, when we are reborn, God reproduces His Character and Behavioral Traits in us. He progressively transforms us—via His Holy Spirit’s Sanctification Process—until we are Christlike, or the perfect blend of all colors!
This New Year, as we turn over a new leaf and hope to do better, I pray that our Lord’s presence and guidance will be with us all, as we face the future. With every uncertainty of life that lies ahead of us, I pray that our Lord will continue to assure us of His unchanging love while kindling within us our faith in His hope and plan for our future.
Christ Jesus not only is the object of our hope but also He is the Rock upon which we can anchor our hope. In Christ Jesus, we have the assurance that our hope in our High Priest, who has made it possible for us to go beyond the veil and enter into the presence of God, will never fail us. Because of Christ Jesus’ sacrifice and His intercession, God has made it possible for our hope to be fastened solidly, steadfastly, and irrevocably to our Savior and Lord.