Despite all the hate the 2020 year has received, I honestly look back and see some of the greatest times of growth my family has ever experienced together. We've had the opportunity to spend more time together than ever before. And while some may complain about "being stuck" at home with family, I consider it a win.
Sure, it's been a tough year. The trials seemed to outweigh the triumph at times. But it's been a year that's found us digging back to our roots to see if our faith is as solid as we've always claimed. Tough times are a testing process that will quickly reveal what we really believe.
Looking past the process, and ahead to the new year, I'm glad God is faithful to give us a fresh start. A new year, as well as each new day, delivers a chance for a new beginning with fresh opportunities. I kicked off my first morning of the new year with the Bible in my hand, starting back at the beginning. I love the first 4 words we find there - "In the beginning, God..."
Everything starts with those 4 words. It was true then, and it's still true today.
My aim for 2021 is to see that every new beginning starts with God. I pray the same for you and your crew as we move on to new things in 2021.