2021 is starting with some 2020 leftovers still hanging on. Even with at least two vaccines Covid 19 looms large in our minds, especially in locked down Ontario.
I offer us all the words of King George VI from his Christmas radio message to the British Commonwealth in 1939. He quoted from the poem “God Knows” written by Minnie Louise Haskins.
“I said to the man who stood at the Gate of the Year, ‘Give me a light
that I may tread safely into the unknown.’ And he replied, ‘Go out
into the darkness, and put your hand into the Hand of God. That shall
be better than light, and safer than a known way.'”
May we all step into 2021 solid in the knowledge that God is with us. Our hands are firmly and tenderly held by our loving God. Regardless what the new year brings, we can trust that we are not alone. I am grateful.